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Comparisons between ' The Daffodils' by William Wordsworth and 'The new fast automatic Daffodils' by Adrian Henri.

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Comparisons between ' The Daffodils' by William Wordsworth and 'The new fast automatic Daffodils' by Adrian Henri. Both titles show that the poems are about daffodils. The word 'fast' and 'automatic' in Henri's title prepares the reader for more modern variation. 'The daffodils' by Wordsworth, is about daffodils. The poet is dreaming or thinking of daffodils, like for example: 'Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze' and 'I wandered as a lonely cloud'. The poet is really fascinated by the daffodils, because he is describing it so beautiful. It is a very happy poem and also very natural, calm, appreciated and thoughtful. The poem has an effect. The rhythm is effective, it helps people to remember the poem better. The rhyme scheme: ab ab cc makes it easy to remember. ...read more.

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) Henri wanted to make an interesting poem, so he mixed the car leaflet or advertisement with Wordsworth's poem. Wordsworth's poem is about the daffodil as a part of nature and natural beauty. Henri's 'daffodils' is more comfortable in the technical age, as a machine or car. Both have some of the same lines which have been used in each poem, i.e. 'that floats on high o'er vales and hills'. Both use language effectively to describe their different views on the 'daffodil'. Wordsworth uses words which are not familiar to a modern reader but was in keeping for the time it was written in the 18th century, i.e. 'jocund' 'glee' 'bliss'. Henri uses advertising language such as 'generously portioned' and 'cruising speed' to appeal to a modern reader. An 18th century reader would not understand parts of the language. ...read more.

Conclusion

Both poems have a positive and happy tone. Wordsworth's poem has a calm and tranquil tone, which is based on appreciation of the beauty of a natural landscape, and the calming effect that contemplation can have on the soul. Henri's poem is much more upbeat and brash. It is selling the 'daffodil' as a consumer item. I think that I will chose 'The daffodils' by William Wordsworth because I am a person that like nature and not very interested in cars. It depend on the person's personality whether they like the poem by Wordsworth or the poem by Henri. Both titles show that the poems are about daffodils. Wordsworth' s poem is about flowers and Henri's poem is about a Dutch car. Henri is using words and phrases he took from Wordsworth's poem. Both poems are calm and happy. Both poets use repetition to get across certain points of the reader. Well my conclusion is that the two poems are not about the same thing. ...read more.

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