Romanticism And Personification In The Daffodils By William Wordsworth

Superior Essays
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

Related Documents

  • Improved Essays

    William Blake: William Blake was an English poet painter and printmaker. He is considered a seminal figure in history of both poetry and the visual arts of the Romantic Age. He produced a diverse and symbolically rich orpus which embraced imagination as “the body of God”, or “Human existence itself. His paintings and poetry have been characterized as part of both the Romantic Movement and “Pre-Romantic” movement. William Wordsworth: William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1978 joint publication Lyrical Ballads.…

    • 912 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Poe did this by using the element of beauty because it is the “sole legitimate province of [a] poem” (Poe 678). To focus his idea of beauty, Poe had to create the speaker who is obsessed and “speaks of beauty” of an object or someone. This is what the speaker did, as he focuses on Annabel Lee and keeps stating that she is “beautiful.” Another repetition Poe uses is when the speaker repeats “kingdom by the sea,” “me,” and “Annabel Lee” in the middle of each stanza. Poe uses these words to help develop a peaceful, rhythmic effect, which have causes a serious use of refrain. It allows his poem an internal rhyme scheme, as it continues using words: “Lee,” “we,” “sea,” and “me” to focus the idea, while having a musical…

    • 1731 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    What is romanticism? Romanticism was the largest artistic movement, it appeared after the French revolution and the Napoleonic wars at the late 1700s. The influence of the romantic era was felt through every artistic discipline in the nineteenth century; Romanticism was seen as a shift from the faith in reason to the faith in senses and feelings, it diverted the artistic interests from the urban society to the nature and the rural community. Romanticism shares many features as first, love of nature (romantic poems highlight on love of the nature and respect the primitivism and valuing the natural man, on the other side ignoring the urbanization). Second, supernatural romantics were interested in the supernatural that included in their writings, the gothic and the exotic.…

    • 924 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    This indicates love for past which is another characteristic of Romanticism. Thirdly, Samuel Taylor Coleridge is an English poet, literary critic, philosopher who is one of the founders of Romantic Movement. Coleridge not only has developed a lot of themes and ides that are important in British Romanticism but he also have pushed the writing of poetry into new directions. Samuel Taylor Coleridge revolutionized the concept of nature and how nature is reflected in one’s imagination in “Kubla Khan.” In the lines: “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to…

    • 926 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    At the end of this paper , you now know the poet life and some of his best known works like the Prelude, and his great conurbation to the English Romantic Age and it is features , you will also now know Wordsworth “ the Daffodils” and when and where did he write it , and the language and imagery that he used , and how that poem was transcended from privet into a human public experience , and about his secret collaboration of writing with his sister Dorothy, and finally my own point of view about the amazing…

    • 1419 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Romanticism was one of the largest literary movements. It is estimated to have taken place during the end of the 18th century into the 19th century. One key characteristic of Romanticism is its emphasis on longing for the ideal romance between the sexes, but it usually ends in disappointment, frustration, and hurt. There is much emphasis on emotions. During class, we have read numerous romantic texts, but the most interesting treatment of romantic love can be seen in Lord Byron’s “Fare Thee Well” and Giacomo Leopardi’s “To Sylvia.” These two poems are prime examples of Romanticism and clearly show the sufferings and ideals one might have during the romantic period.…

    • 1062 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    The character’s charming behavior had me believe in his quest to romanticize with one of the pretentious young ladies in the play. The projection of his voice was good enough for the audience, but it is in his vocal variety and his articulation, that he shines. Every words were uttered by him quite clearly, and his variations in pitch of his tone were well in place with dialogues he had which made me laugh a lot than other characters in the play. His ugly singing voice was hysterical when he sang one of his poems. The way he hopped around the stage was extremely funny too.I was also amazed that Diane Denham could stand straight after the play ended, as she allowed gravity to pull her upper body down the whole part of the first play that required her presence.…

    • 1392 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The Romantic period was one of important periods, Romantic poems have amazing view for the nature and landscape, we also can use term Romanticism to describe particular period, Romantic or Romanticism start in late 1700s to 1820s , the France revolution and the great Napoleonic wars help to forming the Romantic, the most famous and important poets of Romanticism are Percy Bysshe Shelley( the young poet), Thomas DE Quincey and William Wordsworth , according to Ross, he sees that the Romantic poets as greatness because they believe in themselves , also he sees the Romantic poets influence in the history and politics with no direct connect with people, Ross thinks that great poetry write only by great poet, the Romantic focus on poet life and…

    • 1796 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The Daffodils Romanticism extended between (1789-1820 and was affected by the French revolution, Napoleonic wars and the pan European movement across every art. People were split between those who wanted to search the powers and fear of an inner imaginative life and those who thought that living a romantic life is a form of dangerous self- indulgence those who believed in escaping to nature and those who wanted for poets to act such prophet and legislators and reform society . The period saw a rapid rise of modes of writing associated with the exploration of the self like as: lyrical poetry. Lyrical poetry this the poem is "the daffodils" by William Wordsworth describes how an experience of natural pretty and beautiful can enter happiness…

    • 1333 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    The movement encouraged expression and individuality.The Romantic Period and therefore the poet William Blake is a necessity to the 'The Best Poems of the English Language'. “Normality is the Great Neurosis of civilization.”(Robbins,1976). Like any change in history, it all starts with new views revolting against a traditional set of ideologies. With opposing views against…

    • 1287 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays