Beauty And Importance Of Nature In The Daffodils By William Wordsworth

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The poem is based on a real experience of William Wordsworth’s that reminisced with him for the rest of his life. Whilst on a walk to a lake, Wordsworth discovers a field of daffodils, causing him to make a revelation about the sublime in nature. The majority of the poem is centred around the daffodils. The conclusion of the poem then depicts Wordsworth sitting at home on his couch, reflecting back on the daffodils and the emotions they provoked from him.

Through this poem William Wordsworth is expressing both the beauty and importance of nature. Throughout his life he was heavily influenced by his surroundings, and this is evident through the themes of nature and it’s awe “quote”.
William Wordsworth believed that nature acted as a teacher, guiding humanity. In this
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The poem starts off on a melancholic tone; the opening sentence being ‘I wondered lonely as a cloud’. Instantly readers get the mental image of the lonely romantic, outside the rest of humanity as a cloud floats above the landscape. The tone of the poem shifts dramatically once Wordsworth comes across the daffodils. The daffodils bring him an overwhelming joy, and this remains the dominant mood of the poem. “A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company”. Wordsworth is saying one cannot be unhappy when in the company of nature and it’s beauty.

In the last stanza the poem briefly shifts back to a sorrowful tone, “In vacant or in pensive mood”. He then goes on to reminiscing the daffodils, instantly this changes the tone of the poem back to one of bliss and joy. The poet goes into intricate details, using strong emotive words so that the reader feels every emotion that Wordsworth felt when observing the daffodils; “Which is the bliss of solitude”. William Wordsworth aimed to evoke feelings of bliss from the readers, as romantics encouraged people to find inner peace within

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