The daffodils By William Wordsworth


LC English (Poetry ) Note on The daffodils By William Wordsworth, created by Boy Spicy on 06/04/2014.
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Daffodils I wandered lonely as a cloudThat 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 shineAnd twinkle on the milky way,They stretched in never-ending lineAlong the margin of a bay:Ten thousand saw I at a glance,Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.The waves beside them danced; but theyOut-did the sparkling waves in glee:A poet could not but be gay,In such a jocund company:I gazed--and gazed--but little thoughtWhat wealth the show to me had brought:For oft, when on my couch I lieIn vacant or in pensive mood,They flash upon that inward eyeWhich is the bliss of solitude;And then my heart with pleasure fills,And dances with the daffodils.  William Wordsworth

Daffodils By Willam Wordsworth The poet writes that he was "wandering lonely as a cloud" in the lake district when all of the sudden he came upon a "host of golden daffodils". he declares them to be a beautiful golden colour, "beside the lake beneath the trees" and full of energy.As far as the poet is concerned they are "continous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the milky way" The poet realises that he could not but find happiness at this sight as they "out did the sparkling waves in glee"In the final verse the poet comments on the power of memory. He tells us that many times has he been on his couch in a reflective mood and during these moments the daffodils "flash upon the inward eye which is the bliss of solitude"So in conclusion,  the poet tells us that there are two types of happiness- the moment of the happiness and the memory of that moment 

Extra Notes:the poem is also a celebration of nature and it's beauty.



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