Essay on William Wordworth’s Poem I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud

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William Wordworth’s poem, "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud"

In William Wordsworth’s poem "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud", he personifies the images of the daffodils and the waves in such a way that a melancholy tone is created. Throughout the poem he seems to be day dreaming, escaping reality through nature, and giving human characteristics to objects that normally have none.

Throughout Wordsworth’s poem he uses personification. Personification is giving human like characteristics to things that are not human. For example in lines four, five, and six, he states, "A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze." Wordsworth is giving the daffodils human like characteristics, as
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The waves as well, when he states "The waves beside them danced", in line13. It almost seems as though he is referring to the waves movement, the way they come up, and curl, then hit the water, and then happens all over again, in a kind of dance.

These objects don’t have human characteristics, but when it happens, when the daffodils are dancing in the breeze, and the way the waves are dancing, he personifies them so they do have human characteristics. He makes it very beautiful and peaceful. In this poem I find the tone to be very melancholy, a sort of sadness but also very dreamily throughout the poem. Wordsworth seems to be daydreaming throughout the whole poem. He seems to be escaping reality through nature. He keeps referring to the "dancing" daffodils, and also talks about the trees, Milky Way, and the waves. He states in the first line that he "Wanders lonely as a cloud", and beneath him he sees all of nature in a kind of way that he had never seen before; the daffodils and waves "dancing". In line two it states "that floats on high o’er vales and hills", and then "saw a crowd, - A host of golden daffodils." You know, or have a feeling that the author is daydreaming because in the last stanza, in lines 19 and 20 he states; "For oft, when on my couch I lie, In vacant or in pensive mood". The term pensive means dreamily, so we know that he is in a different world, a peaceful world; daydreaming. He is wandering all

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