Question by Daddy’s only girl: Need Help With questions for Poem ” I wandered lonely as a cloud” by William W.?
“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: 10
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, 20
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
1. Describe the speaker.
2. Describe the content of the argument/text. Explain the situation
3. Describe immediate and eventual audience. What does the audience know? What do they need?
4. What is the purpose of the argument/text as a whole? Can you break it into parts? What is the purpose of each part?
5. What is this argument/text all about? What knowledge is evident?
6. Describe the tone of the argument/text and explain how it is created.
Answer by libby l
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