“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” William Wordsworth .. a Simile Is a Comparison Using Like or As. List the Simi?

Question by Christina: “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” William Wordsworth .. A simile is a comparison using like or as. List the simi?
A simile is a comparison using like or as. List the similes used in this poem.

2. Personification is a poetic figure of speech that gives non-human objects (ideas, inanimate objects, animals, and abstract concepts) human characteristics. Identify at least two examples of personification in this poem.

3. In your own words, describe the scene that is captured by the poet in this poem.

4. Besides the immediate pleasure that the speaker gains from what he saw in his wanderings, what other benefits did he receive?

5. Would you describe this poem as a pastoral poem? Why or why not? State your reasons.

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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One of the similes is “as a cloud” but you should do the rest of your homework on your own.

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  1. She Wilder says:

    for number two, lonely as a cloud because it give a cloud an emotion

    and “tossing their heads in sprightly dance” describing the stars, obvious reasons.

  2. exotherm1 says:

    1. Simile

    I wandered lonely as a cloud
    continuous as the stars that shine

    2. Personification

    a crowd, a host, of golden daffodils . . . dancing in the breeze.
    tossing their heads in sprightly dance
    The waves beside them danced in glee
    And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils.

    3. Perhaps as he was traveling, but not thinking of anything in particular, he suddenly comes in sight of these blooming daffodils in the arc of shoreline of a small bay.

    4. That is reflected in the last stanza. The poet tells that when he has worrisome or somewhat sad thoughts, or when he is lonely, he remembers the sight of that scene. The daffodils, sparkling waters, and scene bring peaceful serenity to his mind and heart.

    5. Yes, it is pastoral. There is the peaceful scene of the shoreline, the blooming daffodils, and the sparkling waters of the bay. There is no ugliness or distractions, only entertaining and calming sights.

  3. Sarabear says:

    I will answer in short.

    1) I wandered lonely as a cloud
    Continuous as the stars that shine

    2) The stars are tossing their “heads” back, the daffodils are “dancing”.

    3) In this poem, the poet is exploring the outside and all that he has seen.

    4) The poet receives happiness and pleasure, and well as the feeling of being surrounded by others- the loneliness he once had is now gone.

    5) The word “pastoral” means charming and simple; of pertaining to life in the country. All of these simple things that the poet sees are probably found in a rural country area, and are all basic things that one would see outside: trees, flowers, the stars, clouds, etc.

    Have a good day! :)