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William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

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Daffodils


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
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  • Joel Yates (6/3/2012 8:39:00 PM)

    This poem is a synecdoche where Wordsworth relates Nature as a whole to the dancing daffodils and the waves in the bay. This is truly a remarkable piece of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Jane Thompson (5/26/2012 4:35:00 PM)

    It's JUST a poem about what a man sees and how he describes it! Why does everything have to be so deeply analyzed? It's cute, it's free and flowing and it made him happy. (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Duris (5/1/2012 9:38:00 AM)

    this is the same poem as Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud #18
    Explain poemhunter.com, what's the difference? (Report) Reply

  • Babu Gohel (10/30/2011 2:34:00 AM)

    william wordsworth was the poet of nature.once he was enjoying the beauty of nature and he was just moving around.when he came near the lake and he found a host of golden daffodils flowers.they stretched here and there.
    the daffodils flowers were dancing with the wind.the never ending line of daffodils and the beautiful golden colour appeared really beautiful.the water of the lake has its also movement but when he looks the movement of daffodils flowers, he can not take off his eyes from the flowers.

    the daffodils flowers provide a soothing experience to his mind.when he moves away from the sight and he lies on his couch and his mood is sad. the memory of these flower flash on his mind and he forgets his sorrow.the memory of lovely golden daffodils flowers dancing in a huge group fills his mind with joy.

    in short, daffodils flowers are seasonal flowers and we feeling the beauty of nature in these poem. (Report) Reply

  • Julie Abigael Dualin Coloma (5/16/2010 10:45:00 AM)

    As I read this poem, I can say that it is a common way of making a poem compare with the other literary piece that I am trying to criticize. A simple way of describing something as the writer describes his surroundings with daffodils, a golden flower. This poem is straight forward and I can’t think of any deeper meaning with the daffodils or to any objects that the writer used, daffodils simply describe a beautiful golden flowers. But perhaps, it describes a nature as daffodils can be found in nature. And what this poem teaches me is that to appreciate the beauty of nature in spite of problems and any pressures we are experiencing. (Report) Reply

  • Julie Abigael Dualin Coloma (5/16/2010 10:44:00 AM)

    As I read this poem, I can say that it is a common way of making a poem compare with the other literary piece that I am trying to criticize. A simple way of describing something as the writer describes his surroundings with daffodils, a golden flower. This poem is straight forward and I can’t think of any deeper meaning with the daffodils or to any objects that the writer used, daffodils simply describe a beautiful golden flowers. But perhaps, it describes a nature as daffodils can be found in nature. And what this poem teaches me is that to appreciate the beauty of nature in spite of problems and any pressures we are experiencing. (Report) Reply

  • Sujit Sinha (4/9/2010 10:27:00 AM)

    Thanks Richard. That's very interesting. Indeed behind every great man there is a woman leading him to success! ! Did Wordsworth acknowledge her contribution? (Report) Reply

  • Richard Thompson (4/7/2010 12:17:00 PM)

    The following interesting anecdote about the poem “Daffodils” by Wordsworth is taken from the book “Creators” by Paul Johnson ©2006, page 283:
    “Wordsworth was in some ways an unobservant man. It was his sister, Dorothy, who saw the works of nature, in astonishing detail, and noted them down. When both were at Gowbarrow Bay, on Ullswater, when the daffodils were dancing in the wind, it was Dorothy who observed them and noted them in her journal, passing on her visual experience to her brother, who some weeks later wrote the famous poem. Without Dorothy it would not have come into existence.” (Report) Reply

  • Kamaraju V (4/1/2010 10:31:00 AM)

    ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL POEMS I LEARNT IN MY SCHOOL DAYS DAYS IN 1954. IT WAS TAUGHT BY MY FATHER, ALSO MY ENG. TEACHER. PERHAPS I ENJOYED POETRY BECAUSE I READ SUCH A NICE POETRY IN SCHOOLS, I TELL MY STUDENTS NOW TO READ ENG. LITERATURE & ENJOY RATHER THAN WASTEING TIME.
    (I STILL WORK AS A PROF. IN ELEC. ENGG) (Report) Reply

  • Sujit Sinha (2/27/2010 6:59:00 AM)

    This poem also teaches that we must commit the best things we have seen and heard to our memory so that our inward eyes can recall them. (Report) Reply

  • Joe Breunig (2/11/2010 1:00:00 PM)

    This wonderful piece is one of my all-time favorite poems; it embodies many of the qualities and ideals that one's poetry should contain - ie, as a writing standard.

    -Joe Breunig
    Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory (Report) Reply

  • Iru Khan (7/4/2009 1:47:00 AM)

    this is one of my fav poem.i read this one in my poetry recitation competition and got the first prize.this poem gives us a beautiful picture of the nature as well as an inspiring message (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Hoellering (6/29/2009 12:53:00 PM)

    John Kuhlman: What a sad tale you tell about a misguided teacher!
    It's a pity you allowed her to have such an influence on you, but it is not too late to discover a love of poetry, which will surely enrich your remaining years!
    Courage, mon brave, and keep reading!
    This poem is incredibly Wordsworthian, not just because of Wordsworth's love of nature, but because of the belief it expresses that the memory of such defining moments as he describes here can alleviate times when we feel cut off from everything that enriches us and makes life seem worthwhile. (Report) Reply

  • Srilakshmi Velagapudi (3/12/2009 6:50:00 AM)

    i learnt this poem in my senior inter. This poem created me a lot of interest in literature.Whenever i feel sad i read this poem.It gives me peace. (Report) Reply

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