As we come to the end of the poem, the poet, in spite being on the couch low was morally high. 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. But the poem is all about the beauty of the daffodils and how they brought happiness to the poet. Every line conforms to iambic tetrameter. The purpose is to show how the daffodils provide a happy positive distraction that fills his heart with pleasure. It is the stage when one is able to find self , the romance with self and the nature begins in its pure form.
These are simply a few of our own thoughts on this much-loved and era-defining poem. Except in cartoons where you can have a single rain cloud following Wiley E. Suddenly he could view the large number of daffodils gathered by the side of the lake. But the flowers outshone the lively waves in their happiness. If I read it beyond the imagery of clouds, daffodils; I can touch its inner meaning. The poet however could not estimate their number as they spread along extensive sides of the lake. The image creates a nostalgic tone that helps show readers that the past is of great importance to the speaker.
Metaphor: The daffodils represent 'nature'. Sprightly dance means lively and jubilant dance. Ullswater from Gobarrow Park, , watercolor, 1819 When we were in the woods beyond Gowbarrow park we saw a few daffodils close to the water side, we fancied that the lake had floated the seed ashore and that the little colony had so sprung up — But as we went along there were more and yet more and at last under the boughs of the trees, we saw that there was a long belt of them along the shore, about the breadth of a country turnpike road. This line means that when he's alone at his home probably reflecting,the memory of the daffodils comes to him. The poet narrates a small incident in which he got an opportunity to see a huge number of daffodils in a valley. Dorothy had been a great sister to Wordsworth and also Wordsworth got married in the same year 1802 his second marriage. Others think he drowned trying to capture his reflection, and the flowers growing along the riverbed were named after him.
They were sheltered under a growing tree. The flowers were visible as far as the poet could see along the shore-line of a bay. The poem goes through a gradual shift. This memory is a blessing for him. People had arrived to dance in the field.
The poem, Daffodils, by William Wordsworth, was considered perhaps his best. So, looking at the poem itself:. Critics were rebutted by public opinion, and the work gained in popularity and recognition, as did Wordsworth. We will try to get in touch with you as soon as possible. The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! 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. Daffodils are yellow flowers, having an amazing shape and beautiful fragrance. It's more likely, the speaker is projecting his own loneliness on the clouds.
Much of his poetry resonates with themes of nature. The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals. The poet says that the daffodils stretched in never-ending line along the margin of a bay. They were sheltered under a growing tree. The phrase Ten thousand saw I at a glance is a hyperbole that means the poet saw a large number of daffodils which he could not count. So we get an overall idea of the landscape which includes the valleys and hills, the lake, the trees, the flowers beneath them and the breezy atmosphere.
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. While the ending two lines, are the rhyming couplet. Moreover, daffodils are compared to star clusters in Milky Way to explicate the magnitude of daffodils fluttering freely beside the lake. The lake supposedly has a large area since the daffodils are dispersed along the shoreline. And for a poet like Wordsworth himself, their joyful company was the ultimate source of pleasure and ecstasy. The image creates an admiring tone that helps readers understand why the speaker seeks to recall the happiness he felt.
This wasn't just some scattered patch of daffodils. Describing himself as a cloud, something that is considered peaceful. It became associated with new beginnings and the coming of spring because it is one of the first perennials to bloom after the winter frost. Seeing this, the waves of the lake accompanied dancing along with these daffodils, but their lustrous dance was in no way comparable to the delight and gaiety of the flowers the poets seems to have frenzied with; an ecstasy of delight. Her plight was a result of the effects which these above mentioned events which were taking place in Britain had on her rural family life. Daffodils are also valued in China.
Their memory then becomes the source of joy in his solitude. The most important of these events was not one specific event at all, it was one that encompassed all of Wordsworthfs life. Poet's intent - why he wrote the poem. Naipaul refers to a campaign in Trinidad against the use of the poem as a set text because daffodils do not grow in the tropics. The poet derives the same bliss from his thoughts about the daffodil when he actually saw them. Archived from on 23 November 2010.