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

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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.

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        Both poems “The Daffodils” and “To Daffodils,” have realistic images of nature to portray an apparent mood.  In “The Daffodils,” images such as clouds, breeze, waves, and stars suggest a joyful mood.  In contrast, “To Daffodils” by Robert Herrick uses images such as, “summer’s rain” and “fair daffodils”, which usually suggests sadness or melancholy. This feeling of melancholy and sadness is consistent throughout the poem.  Furthermore, the mood in “To Daffodils” is negative, while the mood in “The Daffodils” is positive.  

In both poems, diction affects the mood of the poem.  In “The Daffodils,” words such as “fluttering,” “dancing,” ...

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