I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

by William Wordsworth

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How is nature described in the Daffodils poem?

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The title of this poem is initially misleading because it emphasizes the solitude and melancholy nature of the narrator in the beginning but ends on a light-hearted, happy note.

Whereas the narratior at the beginning compares himself to a cloud capable of having emotions (such as loneliness), the field of daffodils is personified as if it was a group of blonde-headed, tittering girls. This correspondance or strong identity between the individual and phenomena in nature and the idea of spiritual transcendence because of this is one of the characteristics of literature, especially poetry, at Wordsworth's time.

Thus nature here is portrayed as a subject of joy and harmony,even jubilation, unlike later "naturalist" works which depict it as a harsh -even hostile- force against man.

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