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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud I will in this essay present a short introduction of the romantic hero, the poet, and the significance of the depiction of nature.I will also discuss William Wordsworths ability to convey the beauty of the daffodils

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"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" William Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" is written in 1807. It stands out clearly that it is a romantic poem, because it has the characteristics of romanticism - the narrator is a lonely poet, there has been used a lot of figurative language and nature is in focus. I will in this essay present a short introduction of the romantic hero, the poet, and the significance of the depiction of nature. I will make a characterisation of the narrator and an elaboration of his experience of the daffodils, in which I will incorporate five images. I will also discuss William Wordsworth's ability to convey the beauty of the daffodils and compare it to George Gordon Byron's poem "She Walks in Beauty". I will begin with a short introduction of the romantic hero. The romantic hero and poet is a supreme individual creator who has a deep relationship to nature. He is defined as a social outcast and a loner. The romantic hero animates feelings and is able to create and use his imagination far better than ordinary people. ...read more.

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When the poet sees the sparkling waves, he says that the daffodils stands out and are even more beautiful. Like any other poet, he could not be anything but happy. "The waves beside them danced; but they out-did the sparkling waves in glee;" (stanza 3, l 1+2) "A poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company;" (stanza 3, l 3+4). The poet is very happy with the daffodils and they have an almost hypnotic effect on the poet, "I gazed - and gazed - but little thought" (stanza 3, l 5). The poet keeps looking at the daffodils and is barely able to think. In the end of the poem, the poet is at home. He is lonely, but felt with pleasure and thinking about everything and nothing. He imagines and sees picture of the sparkling daffodils with his inward eye. He is one with nature and the daffodils, "and then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils" (stanza 4, l 5-6). Even though he is alone and not with the daffodils, his heart is felt with pleasure when he thinks of the daffodils. ...read more.

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