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The poems, The Daffodils by William Wordsworth and To Daffodils by Robert Herrick, both invoke vivid images of nature.

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Comparison Paper The poems, "The Daffodils" by William Wordsworth and "To Daffodils" by Robert Herrick, both invoke vivid images of nature. Also, the two poems use diction to convey to the reader a clear mood. Both poems have peaceful imagery, such as daffodils; however, the choice of words creates a different mood in each of the poems. In "The Daffodils" by William Wadsworth, the images of nature and more positive word choice suggest a more upbeat or joyful mood. Whereas, in contrast to "The Daffodils," Robert Herrick's poem "To Daffodils," seems to have darker words, which creates a sadder, more negative mood. The two poems "The Daffodils" and "To Daffodils" both use images of nature and diction to establish the mood of the poem. ...read more.


Then, in "To Daffodils," the words "haste", "dying", and "weeping" create a darker mood and add to the feeling of melancholy and sadness. Moreover, in this poem, the diction creates a negative mood. While there are some differences between these two poems, there are also some similarities. Both poems compare the daffodils to humans, though not for the same reason. In "The Daffodils" the speaker compares the daffodils to a human dancer. The speaker personifies the flowers as humans dancing and the flowers or dancers represent the beauty of nature. In the first line of the second stanza, the speaker compares the daffodils to "the stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way." ...read more.


Their life is as short as the "summer's rain," which comes for a very short time; and the "pearls of the mornings dew," which go away and never return. The contrasting moods that are created in both poems "The Daffodils" and "To Daffodils," are accomplished through dictions and vivid images that the speaker uses. The use of vivid images of nature and the choice of words shapes the mood of both poems in different ways. In "The Daffodils" the diction and imagery creates a positive mood and in "To Daffodils" a negative mood is created. I think that, in the poems, the use of imagery and diction helps convey an evident mood that can be clearly seen by the reader. Throughout both "The Daffodils" and "To Daffodils," the speaker uses imagery and diction to construct the mood of the poems. ...read more.

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