Essay on I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth, a poem that discloses the relationship between nature and human beings: how nature can affect one’s emotion and behavior with its motion and sound. The words the author adopted in this poem are interconnected and related to each other. They are simple yet profound, letting us understand how much William Wordsworth related his works to nature and the universe. It also explained to us why William Wordsworth is one of the greatest and the most influential English romantic poets in history. As Robert DiYanni says in his book, “with much of Wordsworth’s poetry, this lyric reflects his deep love of nature, his vision of a unified
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He sees the universe as a harmonious whole, in which every subject reflects and echoes the other. The daffodils became the speaker’s companions in the third stanza, and they were describing as “the jocund company” by the poet. He enjoys the company of the dancing daffodils, which brings him happiness and joy.
As the poem goes on, the second emotion from the speaker occurs in the last stanza: the state of “solitude.” “For oft, when on my couch I lie, in vacant or in pensive mood, they flash upon that inward eye, which is the bliss of solitude,” the first emotion of isolation and loneliness seems to reappear here. But his mood is no longer just “vacant” as a “lonely cloud,” but “pensive.” His mind is now thoughtful and meditative because the existence of the daffodils. If he is “vacant,” he cannot remember anything; then his memory would be involuntary. Unlike the first emotion that took the speaker out of his loneliness, the second emotion repeats and recurs to the speaker, as William Wordsworth uses the word “oft”—often. The speaker is looking forward to his time of being alone, because the daffodils will be there to dance for him, to keep him company; as the poet writes, “which is the bliss of solitude; and then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils.”
William Wordsworth uses different groups of words in this poem to connect nature with human beings: the pattern of their
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