Literary Analysis- Poem "Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" William Wordsworth

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Imagery-poem assessment
Emilee goodman p.2
( I wondered lonely as a cloud) William wordsworth

In the poem I “Wondered lonely as a cloud” the narrator describes his beautiful “float” over fields of “dancing” daffodils. I chose this poem because I love Williams word choice, he could’ve used simple mediocre words like yellow instead of “golden” the very word golden refers to light dancing off of it, shining, glimmering. I also love the how he refers to their continuous existence being like the “ never ending stars ..that twinkle on the milky way. William Wordsworth uses imagery very swell, because of his word choice. It’s the little things that make such a big difference. Another great example is how he compares them to people as “dancing” and being gleeful” comparing them to the waves and saying how they outdid them and making the poet “gay”. Just as the narrator can lay on his couch and draw up images of the beautiful thousands of daffodils swaying to and fro in the breeze next to the river , so can the reader. He paints a perfect picture and just as you read the words, they come to life before your very eyes. You can sit back and just hear the breeze blowing, see the sun shining and reflecting off the water, the fields of golden yellow moving to the music of mother nature. If that doesn’t relax you then you might need to find some poetry about sleep because it doesn’t get any better than that!
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