Wordsworth- I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 282
  • Published : June 7, 2011
Open Document
Text Preview
I wandered lonely as a cloud

The poem "I wandered lonely as a cloud" by William Wordsworth is categorized as a representation of Romanticism, an intellectual impression which is characterized by the emphasis of individual's expression of emotion and imagination. William Wordsworth was a poet who inspired himself from nature, and his main theme of his poem was the landscape.Wordsworth is the first modern poet who saw in his personal experience and in his inner experience a proper theme for poems. In the poem"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" , Wordsworth’s brings to life many vibrant images of what the author saw on the occasion from which the poem is written. How he was wandering about is the first; floating lonely as a cloud, which could mean graceful, it could be fast or slow, but "o'er vales and hills" is important because the reader visualizes, better, the surroundings which are being described in the poem. A signature trait of Wordsworth and his Romantic contemporaries, clear imagery brings the reader closer to the subject of the poem. The image of the daffodils is impressed upon the reader in a very vivid way. Anyone who has observed a breezy day, and the way that plants, flowers, and water appear and move on such a day, could easily see through Wordsworth's eyes this scene, thanks to the manner in which he wrote it. We see the shock of yellow (he says golden) and the mass of flowers, swaying and bending in the breeze. Assign a personality to them and they could be nothing but happy, and to inflict that emotion onto their audience...and as Wordsworth notes, more acutely felt by the Poet. Naturally the images brought into our view by the author are quite important to the theme of the poem, and the theme is the happiness brought about by the author's privilege in viewing the daffodil's dance. He conjures up that image later and uses it to give himself an emotional boost (and feels grateful for his solitude in allowing for his mind to...
tracking img