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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" By William Wordsworth Paraphrase Shift Theme Thematic Statement The power of nature Solemn to optimistic" I wandered lonely as a cloud... when all at once I saw a crowd, a host, of golden daffodils The speaker is walking through nature solemnly until he comes across thousands of daffodils. He admires the daffodils as they dance in the wind alongside the dancing waves. He is in awe of their beauty and receives a gift from nature. Now whenever he is alone he thinks of the daffodils and nature, and he is inspired to write. Attitude ~Stanza 1: Solemn "Fluttering and dancing in the breeze" (6)~Stanzas 2&3: Admiration of nature and its beauty "I gazed-and gazed-but little thought" (17)~Stanza 4: Alone, but the thought of the beauty of nature inspires writing "For oft on my couch I lie" (19) Nature sparks the imagination and influences poetry that warms the souls of humanity. The simile comparing the speaker to a cloud enhances the idea of the power of nature. The solitary walks the speaker takes through nature take his mind to place of inspiration forhis poetry. Title Revised Connotation ~Comparison to a cloud: gloomy/alone Simile-"I wandered lonely as a cloud" (1)~Dancing daffodils: dancing associated with happiness and festivities giving the daffodils a joyous feeling Personification- "Ten thousand saw I at a glance, tossing their heads in sprightly dance" (11-12)~Positive connotation: "glee", "gay", "bliss", "twinkle"~Comparison to milky way: appears infinite to man, lights up the earth equivalent to never ending happiness from nature Hyperbole- "Continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the milky way, they stretched in a never ending line" (7-9) By Makenzie Lewalski, Karlie Field, Gabby Garza, and Avery Garrett Isolation from the world"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" Title
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