Romanticism And Personification In The Daffodils By William Wordsworth

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William Wordsworth is considered as the real pioneer of romanticism all over the world so he published a lot of romantic poems which reflect the beauty of nature to all readers. He had established effective relation with Samuel Coleridge for emphasizing the romantic context of poetry in the 19th century. They both revolted against the norms of classical movement which dominated Europe until the end of the 18th century. Romantic poets adopted a new approach of poetry writing as they avoided the poetic diction of the previous generation of poets. Thus, they supported origins of romantic poetry from super emotions which had been collected within tranquility. Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads is considered as the remarkable sing of Romanticism when …show more content…
Wordsworth firstly introduced an impressive figure of speech as he used particular words in order to achieve rhetorical objective. In line 1, Wordsworth introduced a smile as an effective figure of speech when he make resemblance between himself and the cloud using "as" " I wandered only as a cloud". Then, Wordsworth focused on using personification as he added some human qualities to inanimate objects in order to do human actions. In line 12, Wordsworth described the daffodils as human beings with heads which caused their balance on the stem "Tossing their heads in sprightly dance." Consequently, the daffodils became able to dance as if they are happy individual wandering through the English nature. Moreover, the romantic poet was so happy that he imagined all things around him dancing so he also used personification in order to add some human qualities to waves in line 13 "The waves beside them danced". In this way, Wordsworth added the ability of dance to the inanimate waves which are moving on the surface of the lake along the row of daffodils. The last line also includes a third personification when the romantic poet equipped his heart with the human characteristic of dancing as it was full of happiness after the poet wandered in the English countryside "And then my heart with pleasure fills/And dances with the Daffodils". Using all these …show more content…
Although, Wordsworth is the writer of the poem, he got his inspiration from the count written by his sister, Dorothy. In 1802, Wordsworth's sister wrote, in her journal entry, how the daffodils danced and laughed with the wind which was blowing over the lake. After five years, Wordsworth published his first version which was altered in 1815 to be the version which all readers know at present. The romantic poet wrote "The daffodils" which is one of his most famous poems however it wasn't his favorite flower as he wrote three poems about Pilewort which seemed to be his favorite one. (halmi 363-389-27

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