For a passionate observer, daffodils can indeed be sublime. Juliet also equates Romeo and the bond that they share with radiant light. There were so many daffodils that they looked like the stars in our galaxy. But because of their armor many of the good angels get knocked over. With any theoretical approach there is always the danger that we misrepresent the text in order to further our own agenda. Fluttering and dancing in the breeze Tossing their heads in sprightly dance Out-did the sparkling waves in glee All the above lines are personification of the flowers. It was interesting how Wordsworth gave the daffodils an almost human quality in the way they seemed to resemble dancers dancing in unison as if presenting a show.
The speaker says that, wandering like a cloud floating above hills and valleys, he encountered a field of daffodils beside a lake. We predicted wrong, the poem is mainly about nature. Romantic writers put a premium on emotions that were natural, genuine, and sincere. Most of the metaphors involve an element of personification. Lines 12 tossing their heads in sprightly dance. Having no fear of the darkness, Juliet proclaims that night can. The earlier Lyrical Ballads had been first published in 1798 and had started the Romantic Movement in England.
Wordsworth believed that poetry is the instinctive utterance of feeling and passion and so the language of poetry is the language of passion and emotion and therefore, it is natural. Matthew Brennan points out that Wordsworth splits the sublime into a negative and a positive type. His Life 1770 — born in Cumberland, now called Wordsworth House 1779 - 1787 — attended the Grammar School 1787-1791 — studied at St John's College, Cambridge 1790 — visited revolutionary France and supported 1793 —published An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches 1795 — met Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Somerset. His poetic principles are well illustrated in the preface to Lyrical Ballads Wordsworth, p. Moving from place to place also allows the wanderer to make discoveries about himself. Literature is not simply a matter of personal expression or taste.
Bringing pleasure and peace to the simplest of words, William backed up his love of simplicity with his subtle rhyming of the last words of alternate lines and ending each stanza with a little flourish by rhyming the last two lines. In the fourth stanza, however, he reveals that his time in this perfect place was short lived, and that reality is different from his experience wandering as a cloud. I wandered lonely as a Cloud aka Daffodils. Besides that, personification is also used by Wordsworth in his poem. The last two lines of each stanza rhyme like the end of a Shakespeare sonnet, so each stanza feels independent and self-sufficient.
Rhyming in the poem gave the reader a musical rhythm to sway to, imagery allowed the reader to picture the scene in their mind, and personification created a human connection. Extended Metaphor- A comparison or analogy stated in such a way as to imply that one object is another one. Here is his famous definition of the sublime: Whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain and danger, that is to say, whatever is in any sort terrible, or is conversant about terrible objects, or operates in a manner analogous to terror, is a source of the sublime; that is, it is productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling. A host, of golden daffodils,. William Wordsworth wrote some 70,000 lines of verse, 40,000 lines more than any other poet. Later in the preface, Wordsworth described the poetic process as follows: Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till by a species of reaction the tranquility gradually disappears, and an emotion, similar to that which was before the subject of contemplation, is gradually produced, and does itself actually exist in the mind.
Here is an excerpt from the 1800 preface: The principal object then which I proposed to myself in these Poems was to make the incidents of common life interesting by tracing in them, truly though not ostentatiously, the primary laws of our nature: chiefly as far as regards the manner in which we associate ideas in a state of excitement. These are the questions that preoccupy Marxist literary critics. By comparing the daffodils to twinkling stars, Wordsworth widens the scope and makes the scene seem epic. List at least two phrases in the poem that personify the. The multitudinous flowers tossing their heads in sprightly dance resemble the bright stars in the Galaxy. Conclusion You might be a bit skeptical after reading this Marxist interpretation. Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
In this case it might be pointed out that Wordsworth is at pains to describe the communion he has with nature. This portrays the effect the dazzling daffodils had on the speaker. Suddenly I saw a huge number of daffodils, right beside a lake and under some trees. Before the speaker establishes this connection with nature, he. Ecocriticism thus has a strong ethical aspect, as the reading of literature should ideally inspire political activism and real change.
C Its is iambic tetrameter that each line contains four iambs. The description is beautiful, but it would be better bestowed on something more impressive. And then my heart with pleasure. The peaceful language and the description of the beauty allow the reader to feel carefree and at ease. Beside the lake, beneath the trees. All manifestations of the natural world—from the highest mountain to the simplest flower—elicit noble, elevated thoughts and passionate emotions in the people who observe these manifestations.