It provides biographies of great writers, discusses their influences and their works with practice questions at the end of each chapter. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud is a powerful and popular poem that has been open to interpretation for many scholars. Archived from on 23 November 2010. Biography The poet William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland on 7 April 1770. This shows that happiness can be found through love. The poem consists of four stanzas having six lines each.
Wordsworth challenges this completely, giving people the true meaning of it. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee 5: A poet could not but be gay 6, In such a jocund 7 company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft 8, when on my couch I lie In vacant 9 or in pensive 10 mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. Some people decided to obey his wishes and took it as simplistic and ordinary. That indicates that the poet has never seen so many daffodils at once. These lines somehow reflect the ideals of the. The Bays were stormy and we heard the waves at different distances and in the middle of the water like the Sea. He was all alone like a cloud that floats high in the valley.
When William Wordsworth starts to age and mature, he will then start to change his views and ways compared to when he was a hound adolescent young man. His poem would not be so successful if people did not want to read it and understand it and make meaning for it themselves. The issue of this is that Wordsworth himself stressed over how people would read it and decided to attach a note to his poem explaining the meaning. All these references of dancing and tossing heads are parts of his personification of the flowers. New York: Leonard Scott and Co. Actually the poet was amazed at the beauty of the flowers. Their memory then becomes the source of joy in his solitude.
The lines use rhyme to show the speaker's feelings of isolation. The waves beside them danced, but they Out-did the sparkling leaves in glee; A poet could not be but gay, In such a jocund company! The poet thus wants us to feel the beauty of nature. Some scholars obeyed Wordsworth wishes, people such as Jack Stillinger who said the poem embodied simplicity and was ordinary Brennan 140. Archived from on 5 July 2012. By doing this, it would completely remove the passion people have for finding a meaning and learning about it. In stanza 2, he compares Daffodils with a galaxy of stars. Wordsworth challenged the way people were so use to reading literature, and it was difficult for people to handle that.
All that control is very detrimental to poetry. Introduction Before analyzing a text, we want to understand its literal meaning. The poet also says that the daffodils were tossing their heads as if they were dancing in happiness. So he is just overjoyed. As, the poem expresses the feelings of the poet himself, it is a subjective poem, one of the most important characteristics of Romanticism. In 1795, William and Dorothy set up home together in the West Country.
William Wordsworth: A Biography: The Later Years, 1803—50 v. Once open to interpretation, a poem becomes relevant. For the Romantics, nature and its beauty were the ultimate wealth and because it was in abundance, he could take away just a little bit of it though he kept watching them. Between 1787 and 1790, William studied at Cambridge, spending holidays walking in the lakes and trekking across revolutionary France to the Alps. The poet realized that later, may be, after a few days. It is Wordsworth's most famous work.
The poet narrates a small incident in which he got an opportunity to see a huge number of daffodils in a valley. Wordsworth uses each stanza to share his experience in nature through the image of a dance that culminates in the poet's emotional response. However, he could not fully appreciate the scenery before him. Hence the poet uses personification and attributes the human qualities to daffodils. Message The message of the poem is that happiness can be found through love. In 1802, repayment of substantial debt owed to his father enabled Wordsworth to marry Mary Hutchinson. For a short poem, you can do a word by word paraphrase.
The bay here refers to the lake. When reading the two poems, the readers can feel that the tones of them are different. Wordsworth lived a long and successful life which included his primary occupation as a poet. The creativity is gone without interpretation. Apart from the language of the poems and the figures of speech used, the use of sound and stanza also contributes a lot to the creation… 641 Words 3 Pages I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud By William Wordsworth I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud affects the readers with the happiness of the daffodils, while The Solitary Reaper transfers a sense of sadness. A picture for example, is a frame captured in the moving animation of time and is frequently regarded as being worth a thousand words.
They are simple yet profound, letting us understand how much William Wordsworth related his works to nature and the universe. The meter creates a song like rhythm, a rhythm to which daffodils might dance. In contrast, some did not listen to him, and they analyzed the poem for a deeper meaning, as they were accustomed to doing. The earlier , a collection of poems by both himself and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, had been first published in 1798 and had started the romantic movement in England. His heart is then filled with pleasure and dances with the daffodils. Unlike the clouds that are full of rain and thus move in purpose, this fragment has no particular direction to move and just roams around above the valley. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed- and gazed- but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: 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; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.