Wordsworth's Poetical Works

What is the under meaning of daffodils

It means what is intention to write this poem of the poet

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This is one of Wordsworth's famous poems. It is simple, sparse and pastoral. Wordsworth liked these themes. Much of his poetry resonates with themes of nature. The poet wanders and discovers a field of daffodils. The memory of this field will provide him much comfort in later years. The key line in this poem is form of a reverse personification. The speaker is metaphorical is compared to a cloud, “I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high...”. The speaker becomes a part of nature. He floats above and feels a kinship with the gentle elements. The speaker sees the daffodils as people dancing and "tossing their heads" gently swaying in the wind.

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William describes the daffodils always as a single monolithic body, without individual distinction: "ten thousand," "a crowd," "a host," "a laughing company." There is no sense of individuation here, only a collective "they." What purpose, I ask students, do these different characterizations of the daffodils serve? In William's poem, the collective "they" of the daffodils is represented primarily in relation to the isolated "I" of the narrator who describes them. Though they "outdo" the waves in glee and stand "along the lake, beneath the trees," the daffodils aren't defined in direct relationship to these other elements of the environment, but only as part of a scene composed from the unifying perspective of the central narrator. William's description, from this detached panoramic viewpoint above the landscape, has nothing like Dorothy's description of the daffodils resting their heads on the stones and laughing "with" the wind that blows "to" them, creating a sense of agency and relationship between the various elements in the scene. Although she projects her own emotions onto the daffodils in her valorization of their community, Dorothy does not make their significance depend on the central presence of the observer, as if the unity and beauty of the daffodils existed already before she arrived. Dorothy's journal entry presents her as merely another participant in a scene which already has its own relationships and values independent of her. William's daffodils, in contrast, are made to depend on the speaker and his overall composition of the scene. The narrators' positioning also indicates these differences: Dorothy situates herself among the daffodils, while William separates himself at an elevated distance.

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wordsworth is a romantic poet and as such The Daffodils is a romantic poem. The undermeaning of Wordsworth poem is the thing about love and joy of having someone to reflect upon.And also having someone who brings you joy and throw looneliness out the window.

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wordsworth is a romantic poet and as such The Daffodils is a romantic poem. The undermeaning of Wordsworth poem is the thing about love and joy of having someone to reflect upon.And also having someone who brings you joy and throw looneliness out the window.

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alberta quayes study notes

wordsworth is a romantic poet and as such The Daffodils is a romantic poem. The undermeaning of Wordsworth poem is the thing about love and joy of having someone to reflect upon.And also having someone who brings you joy and throw looneliness out the window.

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alberta quayes study notes

How do you guys know this stuff anyway? its like you're all the smart ass people and I'm just a shank. (lol).