Soapstone: Meaning of Life and Daffodils

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Gustavo Vega
1/31/11
Period 3

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Poem Analysis SOAPSTONE
1. Speaker:
The person who is saying the poem is a person who hardly admires nature for its true beauty. 2. Occasion:
A trip to the lake inspired this poem because there he saw all these daffodils by the lake and compared them to stars. 3. Audience:
The audience for this poem are all those who do not appreciate the beauty of nature and more so to the well-educated. 4. Purpose:
The reason Wordsworth wrote this poem was to express the beauty of all nature and how we take its beauty for granted. He is wishing to convey that we should acknowledge nature because we are nature and nature is in all of use. Also that we should admire its beauty before the image is gone and it’s too late. 5. Subject:

The poem is about a man who takes a trip to lake and wanders around without a care in the world, like a cloud. Then he sees all these daffodils and compares them to stars. Later he returns to his couch to then realize that the scene was beautiful and that all nature is beautiful. 6. Tone:

The author’s attitude towards nature is that he loves the beauty of it and how should admire its beauty. That it should take a “pensive mood” (Line 20; Wordsworth) for us to realize the beauty of nature, because we should always admire its beauty. Poem Analysis TP-CASTT

1. Title:
The title seems to give off a sense of relaxation and a worry free feeling. Floating through life with no worries, like a cloud. 2. Paraphrase:
A person is wandering around like a cloud does when it floats high over vales and hills. At a glance he sees a host of golden daffodils beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing. He compares the daffodils to the stars and how the flowers remind him of the Milky Way. The flowers stretch endlessly along the margin of the bay. He saw just ten thousand in one glance. The waves besides the flowers danced but they could not outdo the sparkling...
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