Setting in Spring-Watching Pavilion

Setting Examples in Spring-Watching Pavilion:

Spring-Watching Pavilion 1

"spring evening arrives..."   (Spring-Watching Pavilion)

In solitude, the speaker contemplates a “spring evening.” The setting is key to the poem’s central theme: the search for spiritual transcendence. While the pavilion in the poem’s title evokes a rural scene, the “spring evening” does not occur in a specific location. It “arrives/airily,” suggesting that enlightenment is portable, more contingent on a state of being than a setting.