A host, of golden daffodils; "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" (also commonly known as "Daffodils") is a lyric poem by William Wordsworth. It is Wordsworth's most famous work. The poem was inspired by an event on 15 April , in which Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy came across a "long belt" of daffodils.‎Background · ‎Reception · ‎Contemporary · ‎Modern usage. The work of the Romantic poet William Wordsworth was revolutionary in its day. Wordsworth believed that poetry should explore the purity and beauty of nature. Brief summary of the poem I wandered lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils) by William Wordsworth Yes, the daffodils danced, and so did the waves of the lake.


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This wind blew directly over the lake to them. There was here and there a little knot and a few stragglers a few yards higher up but they were so few as not to disturb the simplicity and unity william wordsworth daffodils life of that one busy highway — We rested again and again.

The Bays were stormy and we heard the waves at different distances and in the middle of the water like the Sea. Coleridge in Biographia Literaria ofwhile he acknowledged the concept william wordsworth daffodils "visual spectrum" as being "well known", described Wordsworth's and Mary's lines, amongst others, as "mental bombast".

Fred Blick [10] has shown that the idea of flashing flowers was derived from the " Elizabeth Linnaeus Phenomenon ", so-called because of the discovery of flashing flowers by Elizabeth Linnaeus in Wordsworth described william wordsworth daffodils as "rather an elementary feeling and simple impression approaching to the nature of an ocular spectrum upon the imaginative faculty, rather than an exertion william wordsworth daffodils it The entire household thus contributed to the poem.

The poem itself was placed in a section of Poems in Two Volumes entitled "Moods of my Mind" in which he grouped together his most deeply felt lyrics.

Others included " To a Butterfly ", a childhood recollection of chasing butterflies with Dorothy, and " The Sparrow's Nest ", in which he says of Dorothy "She gave me eyes, she gave me ears". The Poetry The words 'Daffodils' and 'Wordsworth' go hand in hand with one another.

His inspiration for the poem came from william wordsworth daffodils account written by Dorothy in the journal that she was keeping during their time living at William wordsworth daffodils Cottage.


The video below tells the story of how the famous poem came to be. I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them william wordsworth daffodils, but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: