They seemed to stretch in an endless line. 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. He later writes that it rained on them, and they had to go home. It says that even when someone feels lonely and missing his friends, he can use his imagination to fine new friends in the world around him. So he was gazing constantly at the flowers and enjoying their beauty. The author found those flowers like stars which shined and twinkled in the night sky. Continuous as the stars that shine, And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line, Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
Massive industrialization and urbanization — During this period, London became the urban centre of industrial development and huge masses of people migrated to the cities in search of jobs. Then he stopped and concentrated the sceneries and activities of them. He felt an illusion that he is watching all ten thousand of flowers altogether in a glance. The poet says that the daffodils stretched in never-ending line along the margin of a bay. The mesmerizing flowers gained a place in his heart he couldn't understand but felt.
The waves beside them danced - Along with flowers, waves too are gifted with the human quality to dance. But the daffodils danced better. . Then Wordsworth expressed that these beautiful flowers stood in a never-ending line. There are eight syllables in each line and it has iambic tetrameter. He has put forward certain reasons for choosing the rustic language for his poetry.
The poet's heart is filled with pleasure. Simply speaking, the highly sensitive poet is able to experience the beauty of ordinary life, capture his own emotions as they arise and is finally able to sit in a calm, peaceful space to use his imagination to recollect these emotions and finally write about them. The Daffodils resembles the colour of gold 1 according to the poet and the airy breeze made them wave and dance, rejoice and play. This reveals a sense of longing for what is after, and a sense of disappointment in earthly life. In solitude, when his mind is unrestrained by disturbing elements of the real world, he revives the memories of the daffodils. That floats on high o'er vale and hills 1 That floats on high o'er vales and hills. Daffodilsor I Wandered L onely as a C loud is a poem known for its exceptional simplicity, yet re-fineness of its thoughts.
The author describes himself 'lonely' because his brother John was dead, leaving him alone and sad. 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. First at one, and then its fellow, just as Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky; All bright and. Personification and Simile: I wander'd lonely as a cloud - The first line makes nice use of personification and simile. By comparing himself with the cloud, he vividly shows his closeness to the nature. The sight delighted the poet and he looked at these flowers for a long time. Second stanza is about how amazing the daffodils looked in the spring season.
They daffodils were Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. This poem is a representative of Romanticism in English literature. It revisits the familiar subjects of nature and memory, this time with a particularly simple spare, musical eloquence. Still, the memory of childhood can offer an important solace, which brings with it almost a kind of re-access to the lost purities of the past. Freed from financial worries by a legacy left to him in 1795, Wordsworth moved with his sister Dorothy to Racedown, and then to Alfoxden in Grasmere, where Wordsworth could be closer to his friend and fellow poet.
Wordsworth associated the colour of richness: Gold; to his common flower. Each stanza has six lines. When he was lonely or his spirits were low, the memory of his encounter with the daffodils would surface, plunging his mind with immense pleasure. The bay here refers to the lake. Each stanza makes use of 'Enjambment' which converts the poem into a continuous flow of expressions without a pause. At that time he did not, however, realize how valuable this scene would prove to him in the years to come. However, to reduce his work to just an imitation of trees and flowers would be immature.
And the setting of the scene inspired the poet to the extent that he was lost in the beauty and appealing fascination of the daffodils. However, Wordsworth refined this common language to a purer form without losing the essence of its simplicity. However, the poet differs from regular people because of his higher sensitivity to the happenings around him and a deeper connection with his own feelings, moods and emotions as they arise in response to these outer happenings. But the beauty of the daffodils was far more enchanting than that of the waves. Wordsworth became the dominant force in English poetry while still quite a young man, and he lived to be quite old; his later years were marked by an increasing aristocratic temperament and a general alienation from the younger Romantics whose work he had inspired. What is the language in which a poem should be written? In the fourth stanza, however, he reveals that his time in this perfect place was short lived, and that reality is different from his experience wandering as a cloud.
This language is for more philosophical and easier to understand than the artificial diction used by the neoclassical poets of the time. Imagery The poem paints images of lakes, fields, trees, stars in Ullswater. Except in cartoons where you can have a single rain cloud following Wiley E. Whenever he lies down for taking a rest, or whenever he is in a vacant or pensive mood, the memory of the daffodils flashes in his mind. Whatever this experience was, it is clear that Wordsworth holds on to the memory of this experience to give him hope in life. Summary: At the time of wandering like a cloud lonely, floating above hills and valleys, the narrator observed a field of daffodils beside a lake. A bunch of daffodils symbolize the joy and happiness of life.