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A Poetic Analysis of William Wordsworth's "i Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" or "daffodils".

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A Poetic Analysis of William Wordsworth's "i Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" or "daffodils".

A poetic analysis of William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" or "Daffodils".

Written by Jordan Dickie - BestWord.ca, poetical works and analysis.

As far as there is to mention, there is little of weight or consequence to speak of in the direct analysis of William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", or "Daffodils" as it is popularly referred to today. From introduction to conclusion, William Wordsworth cleanly describes the act of watching a patch of country daffodils swaying in the breeze and the lasting effect this pleasant image has on his quiet moments of reverie thereafter. But, perhaps in this simple four stanza poem, William Wordsworth has, in writing "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", succeeded in creating one of his greatest works of Romantic poetry by so perfectly actualizing the emotional virtue of Romantic poetry itself.

William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) was a Romantic poet and a major influence in bringing about the 18th centuries' Romantic Age of Literature. An original poet for many different artistic qualities, his personality and emotional intelligence had made him the perfect forefather for a literary movement that would resound philosophically and poetically to this day. Romanticism, defined by it predisposition towards nature and its deep emotional connection with the feelings of the poet is what makes William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" such a perfect example of Romantic poetry.

Another literary revolution realized by William Wordsworth, for the sake of anyone who wanted to read his works, was his acceptance of all forms of readership and choosing to write in very plain English. His writing was a movement away from those of his peers, who wrote specifically for educated aristocrats and the intellectual elites who were, at this time, the major consumers of poetry. Instead he wrote for the average Englishman. The very fact that William Wordsworth's "I Wander Lonely as a Cloud" is more popularly known as "Daffodils" is evidence to the poem's significantly broader circulation and distribution in areas where "Daffodils" readership was less concerned with the formality of the poem and instead appreciated

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