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akshay24 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM via web

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What is the meaning of "inward eye" and "bliss of solitude" in "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth?

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William Delaney | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 4, 2012 at 2:59 AM (Answer #1)

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Wordsworth apparently had the ability to visualize things very distinctly in his mind, undoubtedly in full colors. This is a faculty that only certain individuals are born with. Brain specialists can distinguish the part of the human brain that controls internal visualization. No doubt great painters like Van Gogh and Monet have the faculty to an exceptional degree, and Wordsworth's vivid visual imagination may explain why he became a great poet. His "inward eye" is just his visual imagination. Evidently he was accustomed to utilizing it when he was alone and had nothing in particular to occupy his attention. "For oft when on my couch I lie / In vacant or in pensive mood . . ." He was noted for being especially susceptible to visual sensations, and he sought them out during the many hours he spent on his walks. His poetry is full of visual imagery.

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prachi29 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM (Answer #2)

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inward eye this is the spiritual part of the body and meansmirror of mind. whenever the poet was inruminative mood the sight og thedivine daffodils flahsd his imaginative mind and he no longer feals alone. it can also be said that when a prson is alone he remembers the things more properly. therfore, therfore , the poet feels gay on thinking about yhe glorious sight of the daffodils

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prachi29 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM (Answer #3)

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bliss of solitude though when a prson is alone he is joyous but wiliam words when in a solitary mood felt the delight as he had the memories

of the sparkling dafffodils in his inward eye

 

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user2730669 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 10, 2013 at 6:37 AM (Answer #5)

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Inward eye and the bliss of solitude are above and beyond the worldly matters available to us.Inward eye visualises the truth and is not deceptive and the worldly matters of joy can result in curse, but the bliss of solitude is nothing but bliss only.

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user2730669 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 10, 2013 at 6:48 AM (Answer #6)

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We can describe  the scenes as seen by the worldly eyes but it is almost impossible to describe the virtual visualisation by the inward eye, the only one is enough.Likewise the bliss of  solitude cannnot be shared with any one else and is enexplicable.

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Posted July 10, 2013 at 11:37 AM (Answer #7)

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Wandered lonely as a cloud, inward eye and the bliss are inseperably connected with each other and coplementary to each other to make the  trekking/ excursion successfil to that status.   shivcharan

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nikita1499 | Student | eNoter

Posted March 11, 2012 at 6:26 PM (Answer #4)

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By "inward eye" the poet means that when he is in a thoughtful or pensive mood, these daffodils come into his mind and in his dreams. Inward eye meaning is; in his dreams.

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