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    Special William Wordsworth : The Daffodils

    The Daffodils by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

    Theme:
    The poem is essentially a comment on the pleasure Wordsworth obtained from solitary observation. His use of the word 'lonely' would not have the same meaning as ours. He enjoys being alone thinking of the greatness of our God represented by what he gifts to us such as, the universe, daffodils and sun. The poem is consisted of four stanzas. ( ababcc dedeff, etc.)

    1- 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; = crowd of people
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. = gentle wind

    When the poet is wandering as a single cloud in the sky which rises high over valleys and hills, he sees a group of fantastic golden daffodils under the trees, near the lake and a gentle wind is moving them so they seem as if they were dancing.
    Simile: as a cloud: He likens himself to a lonely cloud.
    Personification: crowd of daffodils – dance: he gives the daffodils human qualities.
    Symbols: 1- dance refers to the rhythm of the universe; Round dancing, refers to the sun's course in the heavens and to the eternal movement of the universe. 2- Golden round daffodils: refer to the sun itself, the sacred sun of honest wisdom, superior and noble.
    Alliteration: as – a/ high – hills/ all- at –a /
    Visual image: the image of the beautiful daffodils dancing under the trees.

    2- Continuous as the stars that shine
    And twinkle on the milky way,
    They stretched in never-ending line
    Along the margin of a bay: = edge
    Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
    Tossing ترفع بحركة مفاجئة their heads in sprightly dance. = actively

    The movement of the daffodils is continuous and eternal like the movement of the stars. The daffodils spread along the edge of the bay and seem that they have no ending ( exactly like the stars in the sky ), In one look, the poet sees thousand of them dancing actively.
    Metaphor: milky way: He means the heavens and universe.
    Simile: as the stars: he likens the daffodils to the stars in the sky.
    Visual image: the image of the endless daffodils dancing along the bay.
    Symbols: The stars, messengers of the gods, the eyes of night, and hope, toss their 'head,' the seat of both our intelligence and folly, honor and dishonor.Personification: the daffodils are tossing their heads (human quality).

    3- The waves beside them danced; but they
    Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: =shining in delight
    A poet could not but be gay, = very pleasant
    In such a jocund company: = مرحة رفقة
    I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
    What wealth the show to me had brought:

    The waves of the lake's water are also dancing and shining in delight with the daffodils. As a result, the poet himself feels so happy, as if he transferred to another spiritual world which gives him a wealth of mental relief.
    Personification: the waves can't dance like humans. Visual image: the image of the waves dancing in delight. Metaphor: wealth: he doesn't mean having money but he means that believing in God and thinking about his greatness; give us a comfortable life. Symbols: the waves refer to the fade and flow of life.



    4- For oft, when on my couch I lie
    In vacant or in pensive mood, = thinking mood
    They flash upon that inward eye = internal
    Which is the bliss of solitude; = the highest level of happiness
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils.

    Lying on a couch in a thinking mood could easily be a way to describe a meditative state where the forces of the universe and our connection with the continual movement, and our powerful God. This all make his being solitude, a happy situation to him; so his heart feels pleasant and begins to dance with the daffodils. Metaphor: inward eye: he means his mind and thoughts.
    Symbols:"And dances with the Daffodils." Refers to thedance of angels round the throne of God.
    Visual image: the poet lying on his couch and feeling pleasant.
    Personification: The heart can't dance.


    This poem contains many characteristics of Romanticism.

    -Daffodils are a symbol of short and fading life – plants- because they only live for almost a day. But in this poem they aren’t taken for that side, but for how beautiful they are, and what they are and represent.

    -In Romanticism, beauty is truth “another concept”. When we are sincere with Romanticism, we are with truth, because we love beauty “that is the truth”.

    I wandered lonely as a cloud


    “Lonely”: solitary rebirth, the poet is wandering between hills in the river district in solitude. “AS a cloud”: he thinks of the cloud as lonely. But it is rare to see a single cloud in the sky, it is common to see clouds grouped together worshipping device?”. He means that we feel lonely although we are physically with others as a result of worshipping nature


    That floats high o’er vales and hills,


    He was wandering around, looking at earth from above “simile”.


    When all at once I saw a crowed,


    The sudden affect: another characteristic of Romanticism, the affect is taken stronger when taken suddenly.


    A host of golden daffodils;


    Whenever we talk about gold, we mean its glittering aspect, brightness, and glee. Host and Crowd mean the same.

    - We have an enjambment or link betweenthe 1st and 2nd, and the 2nd and 3rd lines, which are run- on “the continuous affect” that we don’t have separate affects though we have separate lines. “Sometimes the affect can run on for a whole stanza”.

    - Alliteration or similarity of sound is used in “high + hill” to strengthen the affect and highten it, just like the enjambment.

    - Another aspect that heightens the affect is “emphasis”.

    - These three elements unify and enhance the affect. The poet tries to build on this affect. Gold has many aspects, it isn’t just a color, it is a precious metal, and even the experience of seeing the daffodils is very valuable and precious to the poet. Also. He glittering and brightness or sparkle gives the idea of value. Gold never rusts or changes “corrupts”, it lives on and doesn’t fade away, and so is this experience.


    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,


    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


    There is a balance “beside + beneath”. The line is divided into two hemistatics, and there is alliteration in the “b” sound, which refers us to Old English poetry. He wants to give us the sense of going back to the origin, rather than the philosophy of the Neo- Classicism.

    “Fluttering + dancing”: balance, which means harmony and melody that must be in dancing – with music and movement. Fluttering is a metaphor to butterflies and young birds when they learn how to fly.

    “Trees + breeze”: an emphasis on the fact that the breeze I everywhere, and this wind plays the role of music to the daffodils, causing their dancing. Harmony in nature and the human soul is an idea of Romanticism. The poet is always alive and vivid whenever he sees nature, and lives in it and with it even if he was far away from it. Dancing will occur in all stanzas.


    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.


    We found refrain in song “poetry is singing, and there’s harmony in singing”. “Shine + twinkle” give the same affect, but while shining is continuous, twinkling isn’t exactly the same.




    The image in the 1st line is taken from the sky, as ell as the simile in the 2nd. He’s trying to build up a unity of affect. We will find some common things in the 1st and 2nd stanzas; they have the same form and affect. When using the word “continuous”, he is not talking about the daffodils, but about their affect on him. The 3rd line is an emphasis on the meaning of continuation. “At a glance” gives the sudden affect again.

    -“Dance”: a key word that occurs in every stanza as a link.

    -“Sprightly”: angelic, so light and pure like spirits and angels.


    The waves beside them danced; but they


    Overdid the sparkling waves in glee;


    A poet could not but be gay,


    In such a jocund company;


    I gazed – and gazed – but little thought


    What wealth the show to me had brought:


    Dancing is mentioned again, and the sparkle and glee mean the same as shine and twinkle. Here is a personification of the natural element “company”. The poet finds himself in such a company, with peasants and country people in his imagination.

    This company is only elements of nature, they accompany him like other human beings.

    “I wander + I gazed”:“I”is subjective – which is another concept of Romanticism. I gazed but never thought that the show was so rich and affective, that I would be touched by it long after.


    For oft, hen on my couch I lie


    In vacant or in pensive mood’


    They flash upon that inward eye


    Which is the bliss of solitude;


    And they my heart with pleasure fills’


    And dances with the daffodils.


    The stanza starts with an enjambment “between 3rd + 4th stanzas”, otherwise a stanza cannot start with “for” unless it was referring to a past thing.



    So often when I’m home relaxing, and not thinking about them at all –whether I was thinking about anything else or not, they suddenly come to my mind every time I’m alone. They impose themselves on my memory and imagination. “Bliss”: this is the good side of solitude. In solitude, things or good experiences will come back to you, and you will see them with the same affect as you saw them the first time, if not stronger.

    A main concept of Romanticism: the affect or function of poetry is to rise pleasure in us, to please us and fill our hearts with joy, not to teach as believed in the Neo – Classical era, and to transfer that pleasure to the readers. “Heart + pleasure” are reoccurring concepts in Romanticism.

    My heart is dancing with the daffodils that are touched by the gentle breeze, and are fluttering and dancing, and tossing their heads “personification”, and the waves are also dancing and sparkling like the daffodils, though not as strong and affective. What the poet sees goes straight to his heart, and the experience of seeing and hearing the shoe gives him joy and pleasure to its max or peak, and his heart dances with them – which means that he is in complete harmony with nature. He forgets most experiences he has had, but if they come back to him, that means that they are too treasured and valuable to be forgotten. Therefore, he collects and preserves them in writing poetry, but those he has forgotten are not worth writing about.

    FORM:4 stanzas with 6 lines each.

    RYTHEM: 4 feet in each line – tetrameter.

    - In Romanticism, there isn’t much attention paid to regularity, but here there is, because this poem is about dancing and harmony, therefore there must be balance and symmetry.

    RHYM: a , b , a , b, c , c…

    - the rime is very regular, which makes us understand that the form is built for the context of pleasure and harmony.





    - What e says about the language of “The Daffodils” is about the language of man. The way the whole is structured. The language here is so simple that everyone can understand it. Words fit with each other, and the way he expresses feeling in the poem are as well. Still not everyone can be such a poet.

    - German Romantic poets say that Romanticism for them means all the arts together, i.e., there is a link between poetry and pectoral arts – painting, statues…etc.

    - We see that “ The Daffodils” is like a painting, e.g.: the use of colors, also the use of a certain form. We see that the daffodils are in the middle of the field near the lake. He looks at them as a painting within nature. The breeze gives music for the daffodils to dance, the fluttering is linked to music as well.

    - The most important thing in this poem is the last stanza. They sneak or come towards him without any intention of him to conjure them “spontaneously”, and in his heart they give the same sensation of the first time, in the same affect.

    Have a nice day

    Mon âme a son secret, ma vie a son mystère.

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    طالب تخرج الصورة الرمزية ameer_alhob
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    All what I can say he is an amazing man I really enjoyed reading this awesome topic
    thanks teacher waiting for more

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    ما زلت أتعلم الصورة الرمزية crimson
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    sweet poem and full explanation

    I enjoyed reading both;the poem and the explanation

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    اقتباس المشاركة الأصلية كتبت بواسطة ameer_alhob مشاهدة المشاركة
    All what I can say he is an amazing man I really enjoyed reading this awesome topic
    thanks teacher waiting for more
    He is absolutely my favourite poet
    I like him a lot
    thanx bro 4 ur nice passing

    Mon âme a son secret, ma vie a son mystère.

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    V.I.P الصورة الرمزية Saudi
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    اقتباس المشاركة الأصلية كتبت بواسطة crimson مشاهدة المشاركة
    sweet poem and full explanation

    I enjoyed reading both;the poem and the explanation
    it is my pleasure
    thanx sis

    Mon âme a son secret, ma vie a son mystère.

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    ابتسم ترى الحياة أجمل ** الصورة الرمزية Saudi queen
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    what a wonderful poem !!
    many thanx 2 u saudi
    May Allah bless u
    there is nothing impossible in the life ..


    so believe in your self and be proud of yours ..

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    what a wonderful poem !!
    many thanx 2 u saudi
    May Allah bless u
    u r welcome

    Mon âme a son secret, ma vie a son mystère.

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    احفظ الله يحفظك الصورة الرمزية brillianthope
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    soooooooooo nice poem i have read it before and analyze it but your explanation is wonderful you really make me love it more
    may Allah bless you sweetei

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    اقتباس المشاركة الأصلية كتبت بواسطة brillianthope مشاهدة المشاركة
    soooooooooo nice poem i have read it before and analyze it but your explanation is wonderful you really make me love it more
    may Allah bless you sweetei
    that's so nice of u
    may Allah bless u too

    Mon âme a son secret, ma vie a son mystère.

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    طالب مبتدئ الصورة الرمزية MiLaNoO
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    Thumbs up

    i love Wordsworth
    and i like his poems
    really ,he's a great poet
    thanke you for the analyzation of the poem

 

 

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