Can Someone Give Me Literary Criticism on I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud?

Question by im ur daddy: can someone give me literary criticism on I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud?
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,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

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.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did 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.

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

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NIce one…..but has not got order and central message…

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  1. suparna d says:

    that is ‘Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth, & it is one of those poems which r beyond criticism.He is comparing himself to a cloud in the sky, wandering. This is because being up there in the sky like a floating cloud, he is able to see all things going around in the world from an aerial point of view. He is detatched from the world like the lonely floating cloud, and observes the world at a distance. He is a bit of a loner in my opinion in the beginning of the poem.As soon as he sees the crowd of “sprightly” daffodils, he is brought to think about the meaning of his life. After seeing the daffodils, he founds out that his heart is filled with pleasure. He feels a lot more relief.
    The poet clearly shows appreciation and love for nature. His strong feeling of loneliness fades away gradually when he sees the beautiful and absorbing sceneries e.g. the daffodils. He is deeply impressed by the beauty of nature, he starts to enjoy the “bliss of solitude”, gaining “pleasure” from it, he is also provoked to think about the meaning of the lifestyle he is living in.

  2. Smar[d]ie Pants says:

    regular end rhyme enhances the relaxed mood seemingly portrayed by the persona/poet.

    the poet is so different from the daffodils as they are spritely and lively and hes “lonley as a cloud and wandering”… such a stark contrast made

    poem is full of comparative devices:
    personification = stanza 1 line 3-4 and 6; stza 2 line 6
    and a whole lot more… basically the poet gives a lot of life to these daffodils

    they (daffodils) give him joy and a feeling of relaxed happiness ( stanza 3 line 3 to 6 )

    the tone of the poem is relaxed and pensive
    the mood of the poet is reflective

    theme – nature in harmony with man, or in a general sense, Nature

    structure/form of the poem: the stanzas have similar line length and the same number of lines which adds to the organised feeling that the reader while reading teh poem, it accentuates the seemingly oraganised role of the flowers the poet comments on and/or nature in general… every living thing has a role to play.

    (i guess). :-)

  3. haroldpohl2000 says:

    In the first and last stanzas, this poem shows why Wordsworth is still considered one of the important poets of the English language, even though poetry has changed considerably since he wrote. In the two middle stanzas, I think he shows why he has never been in the first rank of English poets. In those two middle stanzas, there are lines that are there for no purpose except to fill a line. They strain for logic and natural rhythm and stretch for rhymes. They could be omitted without damaging either the sense or the feeling of the poem. And yet, the first and last stanzas will keep this poem alive for long time.