• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Daffodils Appreciation

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Daffodils Appreciation In the poem `Daffodils`, Wordsworth eloquently uses figurative language, imagery, and personification to describe a scenic display of daffodils. It is through his description of, feelings behind, and reaction to the daffodils that craftily reveal the true meanings of this text. In the first verse Wordsworth describes himself to wander `lonely as a cloud`. He identifies himself as a solitary creature alone in a void of privacy. In the next line he sees the daffodils, describing them as a crowd (`A host of golden daffodils`). Wordsworth went from being alone to the total opposite, completely surrounded and overwhelmed by a presence (the daffodils). We can also find impact in the several meanings of the word `host` used in line 4. The word `host` can also mean: `crowd,` `swarm,` `congregation` and `mass.` Wordsworth's usage of the word `host` creates images of community and strength in numbers. ...read more.

Middle

Both objects work in unison, but the difference between the two is that when Wordsworth looks at the waves he only sees one object. When he looks at the daffodils he sees `ten thousand` objects! The waves lack strength in numbers, which is the one aspect of the daffodils which impresses Wordsworth the most; the fact that these `ten thousand` separate things can unite and `dance` so beautifully together. The manner in which Wordsworth arranges each line in verses 1 and 2 places emphasis on the significance that the daffodils are working communally. Each verse has six lines, and in the first five lines of verses 1 and 2, Wordsworth hits us with these collective images. But in the last lines of each verse, lines 6 and 12, Wordsworth effectively impresses upon us the image of the daffodils moving as one. It is not by coincidence that Wordsworth creates so many images of community and then hits us over the head with images of working together in verses 1 and 2. ...read more.

Conclusion

Notice, Wordsworth is back to `wandering` again. He is alone, and again in that void of privacy where he can get lost in thought. And it is only in this `mood` that the daffodils `flash upon that inward eye`. Wordsworth describes the `inward eye` as `the bliss of solitude`. Through this we can interpret the `inward eye` to signify Wordsworth's reflection of the solitary individual upon himself. But here, Wordsworth describes the solitude as blissful because being alone made him able to gain this perspective. And finally, in the last two lines of the poem, Wordsworth describes what happens when in his blissful solitude, he thinks of the daffodils. `And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils`. Wordsworth ends his poem with another usage of personification. It is only through this distanced perspective, that of being in `blissful solitude,` when he is able to really appreciate and reflect on the impact the daffodils have on him. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE William Wordsworth section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE William Wordsworth essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    Discuss the way in which Wordsworth and Heaney present nature and rural life in ...

    4 star(s)

    Many of Wordsworth's 'Spots of Time' can be found in his autobiographical poem, 'The Prelude'. This is made up of fourteen chapters, and each of these chapters explores a stage of Wordsworth's life. I am going to study two extracts from 'The Prelude', beginning with 'Ice-Skating'.

  2. Peer reviewed

    William Wordsworth, known as one of the first generation of romantic poets lived from ...

    4 star(s)

    In his poem he personifies London as a 'Maiden Queen', showing that the regal appearance of London has inspired many poets. This idea is emphasised even more as Wordsworth places an intensifier before the adjective-'so touching'. There is also the first suggestion of a sense of sight, which, throughout the rest of the sonnet is the so frequently referred to.

  1. How does Wordsworth explore knowledge and nature?

    'Bring with you a heart that watches and receives'. Wordsworth wants people to stop thinking and start feeling, to accept things and 'enjoy' the more 'important' things in life. Wordsworth explores nature using key images, by portraying it as powerful, God-like, teaching and protective - 'mother earth' and personifies it - ''her fair works did Nature link/The human soul

  2. R.S Thomas and William Wordsworth. Compare and Contrast the works of two poets who ...

    You may need their help or just need someone to talk to. Thomas would exaggerate the bad things in which her life was filled with. The predominant emotion is bearing with life. She has no other choice apart from living here.

  1. Show that Wordsworth's "The Daffodils" and Blake's "London" are visions of Heaven and Hell.

    There are lots of natural images in the poem to reinforce this, 'Beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.' this also looking a t nature in dance and rhythm, music having links with harmony, would of course point towards heaven.

  2. Comparison between ‘The Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth, and ‘Miracle on St.David’s Day’ by Gillian ...

    The content of Miracle is similar in some ways to The Daffodils, for instance, the way that most descriptive stanza, including the meaning of the poem is in the last stanza, and the first stanza describes the scene.

  1. Analysis Of The 'Solitary Reaper'

    However, I think that in doing this, Wordsworth is saying that she is not happy with her solitude and being unaccompanied. I think that Wordsworth has written this poem so that he can remember the time of which he most enjoyed.

  2. In " The Daffodils" and " Upon Westminster Bridge" the poet shows appreciation of ...

    Wordsworth really turns the City into a romantic dreamland. Wordsworth describes the sight as " touching in its majesty." It makes us think of royalty and makes us think that London is the heart of wealth and power. He comments on the architecture " Ships, towers, domes etc."

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work