Analysis Of ' Daffodils ' By William Wordsworth And ' Nettles '

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Compare the way nature is presented in ‘Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth and ‘Nettles’ by Vernon Scannell.

With the two poets having rather significantly different backgrounds, the difference in presentation of the poems become evident. William Wordsworth was a very romantic poet and he looked to find the nice things and beauty of the world and nature and he used this to inspire his poetry. He wrote Desideria and Evening on Calais Beach but is most famous for his poem I wondered lonely as a cloud, more commonly known as Daffodils. Contrastingly, Vernon Scannell was a soldier who fought in World War 2 where he was injured and has recently been revealed as a “wife-beating drunk and serial deserter” according to the independent newspaper. These contrasting personalities are shown throughout their works. Daffodils is a romantic poem, filled with optimism and hope, whereas nettles is aggressive and dark.
It becomes apparent that both poems were written in first person, giving the reader the impression that the poet is detailing an event that they have witnessed. This is a very effective device as it makes the reader begin trust that what the poet is saying is truth, and believe it without question. Although both poems are written in first person narrative, their rhyme schemes are remarkably different between the two pieces. Daffodils, made up of 18 line split into four stanzas, it follows an ABABCC or quatrain-couplet rhyme scheme with each line is metered in iambic tetrameter.…

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