I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud Have you ever been mesmerized by the beauty of yellow daffodils like the English poet William Wordsworth? William Wordsworth (1770–1850) was one of England’s greatest poets. His work is said to mark the beginning of the Romantic period in English literature. Wordsworth introduced a new style of poetry using language that appealed to ordinary people. His poems often portrayed his love of nature as well as his inner thoughts and feelings. On 15 April 1802, Wordsworth and

his sister Dorothy came across a host of daffodils dancing in the breeze of a lakeside that captivated his heart.This event was the inspiration behind Wordsworth’s lyric poem. However, he did not write it until two years later, when he largely relied on Dorothy’s magnificent prose article in praise of daffodils, which William certainly adapted from her diary Written in 1804 and first published in 1807 in Poems in Two Volumes, and a slightly revised version was published in 1815. It is composed of four six-line stanzas with an ABABCC rhyme scheme.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’, more commonly known as Daffodils,illustrates poet’s mood, the surrounding location, the allegorical meanings, and the beauty of nature in full motion. The poet’s love and proximity with nature have inspired and moved generations after generations of poetry lovers and young minds. Though the poem’s title hints at a cloud, it is not about it. Instead, it is about a group of golden daffodils dancing beside the lake and beneath the trees. Wordsworth’s poetic persona,

at some point, visited that spot, and he is describing how he felt having the sight of those beautiful flowers. The poet is referring to himself as the “cloud” in a metaphorical sense of the word. describing his thoughtless mental state on that day. Like a cloud, he was wandering in the valley aimlessly. The sudden spark that the daffodils gave to his creative spirit is expressed in this poem. Paula B.