Seeing this, the waves of the lake accompanied dancing along with these daffodils , but their lustrous dance was in no way comparable to the delight and gaiety of the flowers the poets seems to have frenzied with; an ecstasy of delight. Whenever he lies on his bed in a vacant or thoughtful mood, the daffodils flash upon his inner-eye, i. Nature and its beauty left an everlasting impression on poet imagination. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. More daffodils than he has probably ever seen before.
The sight delighted the poet and he looked at these flowers for a long time. Stanza 2 Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. So, he found everything around him joyful. Lines 5-6 Beside the Lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. This poem is included in the course textbook of class 9th in Pakistan.
It also follows a quatrain-couplet rhyme scheme. The beauty of the daffodils lifted his mind and his spirit. In the last line, the poet personifies the flowers by saying that they were fluttering like birds or butterflies and dancing like human beings. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. This gives the reader the sense that the speaker has either been dreaming, or has had an experience in which he caught a glimpse of heaven. William Wordsworth is a well-known romantic poet who believed in conveying simple and creative expressions through his poems. The waves in the lake were dancing too.
Four stanzas of six lines each makes the entire poem 24 lines long. At that time he did not, however, realize how valuable this scene would prove to him in the years to come. Throughout the poem, rhyme and rhythm help it to flow smoothly, giving the readers a continued sense of utopian peace. At that time, in the breeze the daffodils were dancing and fluttering beside the lake, beneath the trees, endlessly along the shore, and though the waves of the lake danced beside the flowers, the daffodils exceeded the water in glee. Historical Context William Wordsworth was not without his share of loss.
While touring Europe, Wordsworth came into contact with the French Revolution. Actually the poet was amazed at the beauty of the flowers. This also gives the reader the idea that some things are worth more than money and worldly goods, such as peace, joy, and life. But the flowers outshone the lively waves in their happiness. They are composed of the same materials; they originate from the same sources and appeal to the same faculties. Richards in 1798, by the publication of 'Lyrical Ballads'.
The poet thus wants us to feel the beauty of nature. Then Wordsworth expressed that these beautiful flowers stood in a never-ending line. Daffodils, a splendid manifestation of Natural beauty, not only astound but also enslave the thought pattern of the poet. This poem is a representative of Romanticism in English literature. They seemed to stretch in an endless line. And thus the poet gazed—and gazed i.
The waves beside them danced, but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A Poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: The waves in the bay were dancing and looking gleeful at the atmosphere. The poem is written by William Wordsworth an American poet. In the first stanza, the writer finds himself as a lonely cloud floating over the valley. The daffodils were thus moving their heads flowers in a rhythm which looked quite amazing and seemed to the poet as they were dancing. The poet derives the same bliss from his thoughts about the daffodil when he actually saw them. He imagined that the daffodils were dancing and invoking him to join and enjoy the breezy nature of the fields. So we get an overall idea of the landscape which includes the valleys and hills, the lake, the trees, the flowers beneath them and the breezy atmosphere.
The poets and writers have actually a world of imagination. Summary of Daffodils by William Wordsworth: Introduction The poem was written in the year 1802. In 1812, while living in Grasmere, two of their children—Catherine and John—died. They resemble akin to innumerable shining stars that one could see in the night sky in the form of Milky Way. This poem is typically Wordsworthian. As the poet made an instant glance, he could see myriad of daffodils waving their heads, as if they were rejoicing and dancing out of alacrity. The sight of pretty yellow daffodils delighted the poet.
The poet was almost shocked to find such a wonderful host of daffodils as we are amazed to see numerous stars shining in the sky. That indicates that the poet has never seen so many daffodils at once. The words crowd and host mean a large number of people. As the poet made an instant glance, he could see myriad of daffodils waving their heads, as if they were rejoicing and dancing out of alacrity. The poem has been written by William Wordsworth, a romantic poem.