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