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Comparing “The Daffodils” by William Wordsworth and “To Daffodils” by Robert Herrick
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GCSE Coursework - Poetry
Comparing "The Daffodils" by William Wordsworth and "To Daffodils" by Robert Herrick
When looking at the two poems "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth and "To Daffodils" by Robert Herrick although the two poems are based on the same thing, they are very different. When first looking at Wordsworth's poem immediately you can see the simplicity and almost childless rhyming to it. The language is very simple and basically talks about how the writer is sad and lonely. It then goes on to talk about how lovely and pleasant the daffodils are. You can see how the poem has very little dept to it, but when looking at "To daffodils" by Herrick you can see that this has far more depth to it and has a more mature style of writing.
Instead of just describing the physical characteristics of the daffodils it goes further and talks about the life of a daffodil. It talks about how short there life is and that there peak is even shorter. The poem compares their life to one of a human; from the poem you can see that the writer thinks we have a short life and an
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