How is the theme of loneliness developed in William Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"?

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There’s a difference between feeling lonely and being alone. Ask any introvert who prefers the latter! I believe Wordsworth’s poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is a personal and transformative one; and that the theme of loneliness – if it is present at all -- shows up only at the beginning. The narrator is walking by himself. Sure, he claims he is “lonely as a cloud.” But are clouds lonely? Don’t they often vary their forms and mingle in and out with...

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