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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

What is the theme for "The Daffodils" ("I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud") by W. Wordsworth?

In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful and heartfelt poems ever written in the English language. The most prevalent themes in this poem are overcoming feelings of sadness and the beauty...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 8:46 am UTC

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I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud Figures Of Speech

An overarching figure of speech that Wordsworth uses in his poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" is meter. The poem is written in four stanzas, each consisting of six lines of iambic tetrameter...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2016 4:22 pm UTC

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How are the daffodils described in the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"?

Wordsworth's speaker describes the daffodils he sees as a "crowd." They are golden and have blossomed beside a lake, under trees that would not yet have any leaves. The daffodils are "fluttering...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2020 9:33 pm UTC

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What is the meaning of 'inward eye' in this poem by William Wordsworth?

The "inward eye" the poem's narrator speaks of in the last stanza is memory. In this final stanza, the narrator also says that often when he is lying on his couch in a "pensive" mood, his mind...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2018 10:30 pm UTC

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What is the tone of “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth?

When we think about the tone of a work we are referring to the attitude that a writer takes towards a particular character, situation or the work as a whole. Normally the tone of a work can be...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2011 7:11 pm UTC

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I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud Tone

I think the answer to this question lies in the first line, and more specifically in the language so carefully chosen. In the Daffodils poem by William Wordsworth, the poet uses the word "lonely."...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2010 5:44 am UTC

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Poem Daffodils Its Explanations

At the beginning of the poem, the speaker is feeling lonely and sad. As he walks along, he sees a large area of daffodils along the side of a lake, blowing in the breeze with bright yellow flowers...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2011 4:26 am UTC

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What is the hyperbole in "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"? 

Instances of hyperbole abound in William Wordsworth's central lyric poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," published in 1807. A hyperbole is an exaggeration, an expanded statement meant to be...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2017 8:39 am UTC

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I need a paraphrase of the poem "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth.

Wordsworth's poem is rather straightforward, written in language that most everyone should understand. So rather than try to paraphrase the poem word for word, I'll explain briefly what each stanza...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2009 2:39 am UTC

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Write about the form of the poem "Daffodils."

William Wordsworth’s piece "Daffodils" is presented in a fairly simple form. Consisting of four stanzas with six lines each, this twenty-four line poem exemplifies the iambic tetrameter style (four...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2018 1:12 pm UTC

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What are some metaphors in the poem "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud"?

When the speaker in Wordsworth's 1807 poem chances upon a vast array of daffodils along a lake, he describes them as a "never-ending line." He is speaking metaphorically, since their number would...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2020 3:45 pm UTC

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Which figure of speech is used in the extract, "continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the milky way"?...

The most obvious figure of speech in this extract is the simile. A simile compares one thing to another by straightforwardly describing it as being "like" or "as" the other thing. In this case,...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2018 9:19 am UTC

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What is the speaker's mood in lines 1–2 and how does it change when the speaker sees the daffodils?

The speaker is lonely and at loose ends in the first two lines of the poem, which are as follows: I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills The imagery of being a...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2019 1:40 am UTC

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In "Daffodils," what is the relevance of the underlying message to young people today?

In this poem, the narrator is feeling a bit despondent as he wanders around the Lake District in springtime. All of sudden, he comes across thousands of newly blossomed daffodils swaying in the...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2019 3:39 am UTC

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I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud Literary Devices

To me, the two most significant literary devices in this poem are personification and imagery, which create a joyful tone regarding the speaker's affections toward nature. The speaker is "lonely"...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2020 3:44 am UTC

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How does the memory of what the speaker saw affect him later?

The short answer to this is that the memory of what he sees when he wanders around like a cloud helps make him feel good later on. You can find this in the last stanza of the poem. The poet says...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2010 9:26 am UTC

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What type of symbolism does William Wordsworth use in "Daffodils?"

The symbolism present in Wordsworth's poem lies in the moment. This particular moment happens in the sight of these daffodils. Consider the recreation of this moment in the mind of Dorothy...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2011 6:53 pm UTC

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What features of Romanticism can be noticed in ''I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud''?

First, we see the way the individual can be inspired and even bettered by a relationship with nature. The speaker talks about the "wealth" that has been brought him by the sight of the daffodils...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2019 2:40 pm UTC

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What is the simile used in the first verse of the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth?

The simile of course is the the poet’s comparison of himself to a cloud. The simile has a double purpose: on the one hand, it assigns a human emotion (loneliness) to an inanimate object (the...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2016 4:38 pm UTC

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Write a critical analysis of the poem Daffodils (I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud) by William Wordsworth

When writing a critical analysis of a poem there are certain criteria that you should consider. I will give you some guidance here to help you write your own analysis. The eNotes study guide will...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2012 4:25 pm UTC

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Please analyze the third stanza of "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" and show the figures of speech used?

Here are the figures of speech in the third stanza of "Daffodils," by William Wordsworth: The waves beside them danced, [personification=waves given human characteristics],but they/Out-did the...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2009 10:05 am UTC

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Where and how was the poet wandering?    

The poet does not say in this poem precisely where he is when he is out wandering. He compares himself to a cloud floating "o'er vales and hills," which perhaps suggests that he, too, is out among...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2018 7:57 am UTC

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What does the speaker compare to the stars in William Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"?   

In "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," Wordsworth compares the thousands of daffodils he sees when he takes a walk one spring to the stars in the Milky Way. He writes of the daffodils: Continuous as...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2018 9:49 pm UTC

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Inward Eye

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...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012 2:59 am UTC

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What made the poet happy?

William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" presents an idyllic view of the world around us. When the poem begins, the narrator focuses on feelings of isolation and loneliness, but even...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2018 2:40 am UTC

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What was the speaker doing when he first saw the daffodils?

In this poem, the speaker is evasive about their exact actions. At the outset, the only verb that indicates any action on their part is "wandered." This could literally mean that the speaker was...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2019 5:12 am UTC

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How does the poem have the charcteristics of emotion, imagination, and focus on the individual?

The emotion in Wordsworth's poem is evident in different lines. For example, consider the emotion in "A poet could not be but gay" or And then my heart with pleasure fills, /And dances with the...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2013 6:13 am UTC

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With the daffodils in this poem, how can I describe nature?   like cloud,hill,star etc

This can be taken in several ways. The first would be to describe how Wordsworth describes nature. The opening line might assist here. The idea of "wandering" and linking that to the movement of...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2010 9:26 pm UTC

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What is William Wordsworth's relationship to nature in "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud"?

Nature brings Wordsworth joy in "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" and is the gift that keeps on giving. As the poem begins, Wordsworth, who loves to be out in nature, is wandering around feeling sad...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2019 7:37 pm UTC

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What is the literal meaning of the sentence "I wandered lonely as a cloud"?

This is the first line and title of William Wordsworth’s famous poem about daffodils. Wordsworth, one of the key figures of the Romantic movement in English literature, wrote these lines after a...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2018 8:39 pm UTC

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Wordsworth says that poetry is the overflow of feelings arising from emotions recollected in tranquillity. In this...

The quote means that one of poetry's aims should be to recall in a calm mood those times when one's emotions were overflowing or running high and then to write poems about those feelings after one...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019 10:14 pm UTC

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What is your personal take on the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"? Why does it appeal to you?

It is difficult for anyone else to help you with this question, because it asks your own personal opinion. This means there is no right or wrong answer – it is simply what you think about the...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 5:32 pm UTC

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Why was the speaker wandering in "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by Wordsworth?

It is not stated blatantly, in the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", as to why the speaker is wandering about. Instead, the poem focuses upon what happened as the speaker wandered and what came...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2011 3:15 am UTC

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What does the speaker in "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" see that changes his mood? How?

In "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth, the speaker is out walking in nature. His mood is "lonely" as he wanders aimlessly along. Suddenly, he sees a field of daffodils. One...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2019 7:44 am UTC

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To Wordsworth "nature is a healer".  How far is this true of Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud"?

In this poem, Wordsworth compares his loneliness to a cloud drifting upon the breeze. But then, he comes across a field of beautiful daffodils, and they are so beautiful that he spends a couple...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2009 1:04 am UTC

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How is nature described in the Daffodils poem?

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...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2009 6:56 pm UTC

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What is the significance of the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"?

William Wordsworth's 1807 poem epitomizes the work of the British Romantic poets. It could be said that their collective aim was to celebrate the power of the human imagination as a means of coping...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2018 4:13 pm UTC

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What is the wealth that the sight brings to the speaker in "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"?

This line from "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" is found in this stanza: 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...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2019 1:33 am UTC

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What are the similarities and differences between William Wordsworth's poems "Lines Written in Early Spring" and "I...

Both poems share simple, direct, first-person language, are set in early spring, and celebrate nature. "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," however, is more personal, focused on the poet's own...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2019 1:36 pm UTC

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How do the words describing nature in lines 12–14 contribute to the tone of the passage?

Lines 12–14 read as follows: Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced; but they Outdid the sparkling waves in glee: Here, the poet is referring to the effect that the...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2018 11:27 am UTC

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Which phrase represents the speaker's feeling toward daffodils in stanza 3 of "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud."

I believe that the final two lines of the stanza best represent the speaker's feelings toward the daffodils. He says, I gazed—and gazed—but little thoughtWhat wealth the show to me had brought[.]...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019 3:30 pm UTC

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How is "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth a lyrical ballad?

Although "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" was not published in Wordsworth and Coleridge's groundbreaking book of poems Lyrical Ballads, it is an excellent example of the new theory of poetry that...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2018 11:55 am UTC

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Please analyze the fourth stanza of "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" and show the figures of speech?

The fourth stanza of this poem shows the speaker away from the daffodils, at home, and thinking back upon them. The thought is demonstrated as a picture in his "inner eye." This picture brings...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2009 10:48 pm UTC

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Why did the poet write "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"?

Wordsworth wanted to recapture a moment in time in 1802 when he and his sister were walking along the riverbank and saw a few daffodils. Then the expanse of daffodils came into full view as they...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2009 11:37 am UTC

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Compare and contrast "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" to Walter de la Mare's poem "The Storm." How does each poet...

In “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” the speaker is a human, who experiences the startling beauty of nature through the unexpected discovery of an entire sea of daffodils by the water. This poem is...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 5:27 pm UTC

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What is the theme for Wordsworth's "The Daffodils"?

"Daffodils' essentially talks about nature, and its beauty. Wordsworth being a nature poet has used beautiful symbolism, such as 'continous as the stars that shine' and 'a host, of golden...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2012 11:33 pm UTC

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What is Wordsworth's tone in "I wandered lonely as a cloud"?

The tone of a poem is the attitude the speaker seems to be taking toward his subject. Much as in conversation, a poem's tone can be reflective, interrogatory, angry, defiant—there are many other...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2018 7:51 pm UTC

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Why do you think the poet uses an image of a cloud to describe his own loneliness in "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"?

In the opening line of this poem, the speaker notes that I wandered lonely as a cloud. The image of a cloud serves a few purposes here. First, it immediately connects the speaker with nature, and...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2019 6:29 pm UTC

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How do we know that this "show" of daffodils had a long-lasting impression on the poet in "I Wandered Lonely as a...

The poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth describes a beautiful field of daffodils and the effect these daffodils have on the speaker. It is obvious by the language the speaker...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2019 7:01 am UTC

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I want the explanation of the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth. Is there hyperbole, simile,...

Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" is mainly a poem of imagery. The first stanza introduces the idea of the speaker's loneliness: "I wandered lonely as a cloud." In this simile, the...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2019 3:04 am UTC

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