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    Daffodils By William Wordsworth and analysis

    مُساهمة  Mr. Mag في الثلاثاء مايو 04, 2010 8:40 am

    Daffodils" (1804)

    I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud

    That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

    When all at once I saw a crowd,

    A host, of golden daffodils;

    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    Continuous as the stars that shine

    And twinkle on the Milky Way,

    They stretch'd in never-ending line

    Along the margin of a bay:

    Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

    Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

    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 company:

    I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought

    What wealth the show to me had brought:

    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.

    By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).



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    Daffodils
    William Wordsworth 1770 - 1850


    [left]William Wordsworth was the first great poet of the romantic period. He was sent to school. He toured the countryside. He was influenced by the nature and country people. This nature love influenced his writings. In 1787, he got his degree then toured Europe. With his sister Dorothy, he published his first book, lyrical Ballads. In 1802 William married Mary Hutchinson. In 1843 Wordsworth was crowned Poet Laureate.

    Paraphrase:

    The poet describes the great beauty of daffodils that reminds him of the great love feelings of the past. In the first stanza the poet walks aimlessly as a cloud when suddenly saw a great many numbers of daffodils everywhere beside the lake, under the trees. The daffodils as if dancing and moving along the side of the water.
    In the second stanza the poet describes the daffodils as the shining stars in the sky. The daffodils are stretched along his view beside the lake that has no end as the stars that light the Milky Way.
    The daffodils relieve his pressure.
    Wordsworth mentions that whenever he is down, he recollects the daffodils and at once he is relieved. He also uses his imagination in expressing his liking and preference to the nature.


    Vocabulary:

    Daffodils: yellow flowers
    O'er: over
    Vales: small valleys
    Host: a large number of
    Flutter: move / tremble
    The Milky Way: a collection of stars in the sky, a great number of stars.
    Stretched: extended
    Margin: line, limits
    Sprightly: lively
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