I Wondered as Lonely as a Cloud

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This lyrical poem by the author who was a pioneer of the Romantic movement, uses the earths elements and human emotions to take him back and recollect how much something had an an effect it had on him at the time. Around the time he wrote this poem in 1804 ????

He is wandering alone up hill and down dales and comes across a vision so beautiful that it is imprinted in his mind forever. Memories are what make us and without them we would not be able to manage. The image of that memory, is what makes this poem so lovely that you feel at peace at the tranquil setting when you read it. The descriptive language used by the author paints images of nature – clouds, lakes, trees, fields, and twinkling stars on the milky way. I felt that the author liked his own company and used this poetry to describe himself.Looking at the title you can be sidetracked to think that it will be a sad poem based on loneliness. But it is in fact about about sublime happiness. “Daffodils fluttering and dancing in the breeze” is the subject of this poem, and makes the element of nature a feature throughout. Also Daffodils signifies the start of a new season, which I interpret could be a new start in his life. He uses the past tense in stanza 1 , 2 & 3 and switches to present tense in stanza 4. To start, I imagine him standing slightly elevated on a hill looking over the terrain and the vision that he sees is so breathtaking he cannot believe it. In awe, he compares himself to nature by using similes throughout the poem like “I wandered lonely as a cloud” for example. In his mind's eye he is transported around like a single cloud, floating around to get a better view of the scene below. Most of the poem is a view of the daffodils stretched along in a line around the bay of a lake . He sees the bay bordered by water on one side and trees on the other side with the wind creating waves on the lake. We all know that people grow daffodils in their gardens The effect of the...
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