The Daffodils

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The daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
and twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
in such a jocund company:
I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
what wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

1. The first stanza

In the first stanza, before describing the picture of nature the author expresses his emotion because only him self’s walking alone and he was tiny in comparison with the huge nature surrounding him. The author used single pronoun “I” to show his loneliness and he compared himself as the cloud floating in the sky. “I wandered lonely as…hills”. The word “wander” shows that he was walking aimlessly in no mood and without any direction and no emotion. The poet seems to be lonelier in a huge land with the Vales and hills winding up and down and expect for the poet there was no one else. The author must be very sad and lonely. His inner world seems to be separated from his physical from his physical body. He didn’t know where he was coming to and what he was coming there for. Suddenly, his loneliness was interrupted by the appearance of a huge belt of daffodils along the shore of a lake. A wonderful picture was produced by the author’s imagination giving him and the reader a new emotion and feeling. The beauty of the daffodils was expressed firstly through the author’s glance. “When at...
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