Daffodils By Wordsworth

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INTRODUCTION:
The poem was written in the year 1802. It was first published in Poems in Two Volumes, in 1807. The very starting line of the poem “I wandered lonely as a cloud” informs the poet’s profound sentiments of being left alone. It was actually the death of his brother John that led him to “loneliness”. We should remind the readers that this poem was not a result of imagination. Dorothy, Wordsworth’s sister provides us an explanation of the occasion which inspired Wordsworth to produce this masterpiece:-
“When we were in the woods beyond Gowbarrow Park, we saw a few daffodils close to waterside.” Thus the poem is a result of actual visualization rather than imagery”.
In English literature, Wordsworth and his friend, Samuel Taylor
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The speaker encounters a field full of daffodils waving in the breeze and is overcome with delight watching them. After leaving the field, he often thinks of the flowers when he is bored or melancholy and the memory of their beauty and cheer once again brings him joy. This is one of Wordsworth's famous poems. It is simple, sparse and pastoral. Wordsworth liked these themes. Much of his poetry resonates with themes of nature. The poet wanders and discovers a field of daffodils. The memory of this field will provide him much comfort in later years. The key line in this poem is form of a reverse personification. The speaker is metaphorical is compared to a cloud, “I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high...”. The speaker becomes a part of nature. He floats above and feels a kinship with the gentle elements. The speaker sees the daffodils as people dances and "tossing their heads" gently swaying in the…show more content…
This presents an idea of seclusion. The idea of being alone is contradicted by the phrase “crowd” (line 3). This is actually the ‘setting of the poem‘. As human form Wordsworth prefers seclusion but the ‘crowd’ of daffodils bewilders his senses. The feeling of ecstasy suddenly makes a dive.
This poem, obviously inspired by Wordsworth's stomping grounds, is well-loved because of its simple yet beautiful rhythms and rhymes, and its rather sentimental topic. The poem consists of four six-line stanzas, each of which follow an ababcc rhyme scheme and are written in iambic tetrameter, giving the poem a subtle back-and-forth motion that recalls swaying daffodils.
By comparing himself to a cloud in the first line of the poem, the speaker signifies his close identification with the nature that surrounds him. He also demonstrates this connection by personifying the daffodils several times, even calling them a "crowd" as if they are a group of
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