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I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD
Transcript of I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD
By William Wordsworth
Nur Zahidah Binti Ariffin E20121004390
Siti Hajar Binti Mat Isa E20121004393
Khairunnisa Binti Khairulriza E20121004397
On April 7, 1770, William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, Cumbria, England.
Wordsworth attended Hawkshead Grammar School, where his love of poetry was firmly established and, it is believed, he made his first attempts at verse.
After Hawkshead, Wordsworth studied at St. John's College in Cambridge and before his final semester, he set out on a walking tour of Europe, an experience that influenced both his poetry and his political sensibilities.
While touring Europe, Wordsworth came into contact with the French Revolution. This experience as well as a subsequent period living in France, brought about Wordsworth's interest and sympathy for the life, troubles and speech of the "common man". These issues proved to be of the utmost importance to Wordsworth's work. Wordsworth's earliest poetry was published in 1793 in the collections An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches.
William Wordsworth died at Rydal Mount on April 23, 1850
TYPE OF PEOTRY
4 Stanza 6 lines
This poet was wandered through the hills and valleys, but he felt lonely and sorrow. Finally, he sees a crowd of golden daffodils packed tightly together, beside the lake and beneath the trees. He is amazed by the beauty of the daffodils, dancing and fluttering in the breeze. He gazed at the daffodils for a long time, but while he was there he was unable to understand what he had gained when he sees the golden daffodils. Whenever he feels lonely, sorrow, depressed or feeling "pensive,” the flash of daffodils, dancing and fluttering in the breeze; makes him feels cherished.
The theme of “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is happiness with the nature because the poet is amused by the daffodils. For instance, when he sees the daffodils waving in the breeze, he feels glee and his heart is at peace. Whenever he feel vacant or depress the flash of daffodils make him happy and pleasure.
• Place : Lake District of Northern England
• Time : Springtime
The first tone for “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is happiness. For instance in stanza 3,
Fluttering and dancing (line 6)
Stretched (line 9)
Tossing (line 12)
Thought (line 17)
Vacant or in pensive mood (line 20)
Bliss of solitude (line 22)
Pleasure fills (line 23)
Golden daffodils (line 4)
Shine (line 7)
Sparkling (line 14)
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. (line 6)
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. (line 12)
The waves beside them danced; but they (line 13)
And dances with the daffodils. (line 24)
I wandered lonely as a cloud (line 1)
Continuous as the stars that shine (line 7)
The second tone is excitement. The poet uses more majestic sound and imagery to the daffodils. For instance, he said that the colour of the flower is like the gold and the stars that shine in the sky like the Milky Way galaxy that never end.
The example for alliteration is in line 4, ‘’A host, of golden daffodils;’’. It is the repetition of consonant /d/. Then in line 5, ‘’beside the lake, beneath the trees’’. This line shows the repetition of /th/ sound. In line 18, ‘’ what wealth the show to me -had brought’’. It is the repetition of /w/ sound.
Assonance means repetition of two or more vowel sound. The example of assonance in this poem is in line 6, ‘’Fluttering and dancing in the breeze’’ and in line 16, ‘’In such a jocund company’’. These two lines is the repetition of vowel /i/ and /u/.
Then the next assonance is line 22, ‘’ which is the bliss of solitude’’ this line shows the repetition of vowel /i/.
Euphony is the pleasant sounding words. They have an agreeable sound and harmony with surrounding words. For example in the poem, the phrase ‘lonely as a cloud’,’ beside the lake beneath the trees’ an ‘which is the bliss of solitude’.
Line 1 “I wandered lonely as a cloud” repetition of /L/,
Line 3 “When all at once I saw a crowd” repetition /W/,
Line 4 “A host, of golden daffodils; repetition of” /D/,
Line 5 “Beside the lake, beneath the trees,” repetition of /B/,
Line 7 “Continuous as the stars that shine” repetition of /Th/,
Line 9 “They stretched in never-ending line” repetition of /N/,
Line 12 “Tossing their heads in sprightly dance” repetition of‘/S/,
Line 13 “The waves beside them danced; but they” repetition of /S/ & /Th/,
Line 18” What wealth the show to me had brought” repetition of /W/.
Line 1 and 2
The poet describes how he wandered around alone, he feels lonely as the cloud.. He projects his own loneliness to the cloud that floats on valleys and hills that floats far above from the rest of the world; alone, just like him
Line 3 and 4
The poet describes the moment when he sees the crowd of daffodils. He gives more majestic-sound to the yellow daffodils as he calls them as the golden daffodils that packed closely together in a big amount
• Line 5 and 6
While wandering, suddenly he sees a crowd of golden daffodils packed tightly together, beside the lake and beneath the trees. The golden daffodils are ‘fluttering’ and ‘dancing’ in their own stems in a breezy day. That means the speaker sees the daffodils are waving in the wind.
MEANING BY LINE
• Line 7 and 8
The poet specifies more about the daffodils. There are more daffodils than he has ever seen before as the daffodils are in a large group. The flower are really in large amount that the speaker emphasize the whole daffodils are just like the Milky Way galaxy.
Line 9 and 10
The daffodils are roughly packed together in a line that seems to stretch in never ending line as far as the eyes can see. The flower lined along the shore of a large lake.
• Line 11 and 12
The poet guesses that there were ten thousand daffodils, because he sees lots of daffodils at once. The flower bob through the breeze, just like tossing their head in a dance as they were waving in the wind.
Line 13 and 14
Even though the waves is described as sparkling because the lake water is clear and light from the sun makes the water looks sparkling. However, though the lake is "sparkling," the speaker is enthralled more to the daffodils because the daffodils are waving and dancing in the breeze with "glee.
• Line 15 and 16
Then the speaker then notes that he, like any other poet, he could not help but be pleased to see the crowd of daffodils as they are such a jocund company that makes him delighted.
• Line 17 and 18
The poet stares at the daffodils for a long time, but while he was there, he was unable to understand what he had gained when he sees the golden daffodils.
Line 19 and 20
The poet state that whilst he sit on his own, whether he feels sad, depressed, lonely or pensive.
• Line 21 and 22
The poet remembers the memory of him seeing the golden daffodils which makes him fells pleased as he is completely alone and vacant.
• Line 23 and 24
When the poet remembers about the daffodils, his heart is full of joy and he is able to forget all of his problems and loneliness as his heart is cherished with the memory of the daffodil