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Daffodils Essay

3563 words - 15 pages



By William Wordsworth

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1) Poem- Daffodils 2) Questions and Answers 3) Summary 4) Explanation

I wandered 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 stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, ...view middle of the document...

5) How does the poet compare daffodils with stars? “Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way” Answer: This emphasizes the point that there are a whole lot of daffodils. More daffodils than he had probably ever seen before. After all, these are flowers that usually grow in scattered groups in the wild or in people’s well-tended gardens The flowers stretch "continuously," without a break, like the stars in the Milky Way galaxy, each one gleaming like a star. The comparison to stars provides new evidence that the speaker is trying to make us think of angels or other heavenly beings. 6) How does the poet compare the daffodils with waves? “The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee” Answer: Thee waves also dance in the breeze, but the daffodils seem happier than the waves. The waves sparkle, which creates yet another association with the stars. Everything seems to be gleaming and twinkling and shining and sparkling.

7) How did the poet feel company of daffodils? “For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood”

Answer: Now the poet explains why the daffodils were such a great gift to him. He moves suddenly into the future, back from the lake and the windy day. He’s describing a habitual action, something he does often. First, he sets the scene: he often sits on his couch, kind of feeling blah about life, with no great thoughts and sights. Sometimes his mind is empty and "vacant," like a bored teenager sitting on the sofa after school and trying to decide what to do. At other times he feels "pensive," which means he thinks kindof-sad thoughts. You can’t be both "vacant" and "pensive" because one means "not thinking," and the other means "thinking while feeling blue." But he groups the two experiences together because both are vaguely unpleasant and dissatisfying. 8) What wealth does the poet talk about? “I gazed--and gazed--but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought” Answer: The poet speaks about joy and happiness, which he had gained by staying connected with nature and its picture of flowers, waves and stars. The poet concludes his script by calling happiness and joy as wealth. The word "wealth" expresses a more permanent kind of happiness. It also carries a hint of money that does not quite fit with the supernatural language that has come before.

9) The poet was lonely and sad. Explain in brief. “A Poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company” Answer: Despite his earlier loneliness, the poet now can’t help but feel happy, or "gay," with such a beautiful vision to look at. As he adds, with such joyful and carefree ("jocund") company. The flowers and waves feel like companions to him.

The speaker was walking around through the hills and valleys, but he felt all lonely. Suddenly, as he passed a lake, he noticed a big group of yellow daffodils waving in the breeze. This wasn't just some scattered patch of daffodils. We’re talking...

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