The Theme of the poem Daffodils
The most popular poem Daffodils by Williams
Wordsworth celebrates the beauty of nature and the joy, the poet derives from
such a wonderful sight. The poet and his sister were walking along the shore of
a river when they saw this exclusively breathtaking scene of daffodils tossing
their heads in gentle breeze. The mind of the poet was overwhelmed with joy and
he stood watching them for a while. For Wordsworth, nature was everything. He
turns every time to nature to find answers to all his confusions. The poet, has
stated that a poem should be written recollecting a mind-boggling scene some
time later. Hence this specific poem was writing as per his diction. He went
home and was taking rest. The daffodils then forced their entry into his mind.
He couldn’t help writing this beautiful poem then. Nature makes him happy all
the time. The memories please him and comfort him.
2.I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills
What do these lines mean?
The above lines are extracted from the popular
Wordsworth poem Daffodils. The poem is all about the beauty of nature and how
the poet remains spellbound by the splendour of golden daffodils. The poet was
walking along the shore with no obvious purpose. It was an aimless leisure
walk. He compares himself to a cloud that floats on the sky with no definite
purpose. The poet uses here the figure of speech simile to compare himself with
the aimless cloud. It is all about a solitary walk together with his sister.
The poet has done justice to his words he stated in lyrical ballads. He had an
intense emotion stored up in his mind after the breathtaking scene. He is
walking around the Lake District of England. The poem is a solid evidence of
Wordsworth’s bond with nature. He turns to nature for all his troubles.

3.Ten Thousand saw I at a glance. Explain
The English Romantic poet, Wordsworth, has
penned one of the most popular poems of the time. The poet was thrilled to see
a host of golden daffodils dancing along the shore. The daffodils seem to dance
just like humans and the poet was transported to another world. The flowers
were too many in numbers that it felt countless to him. As he walked ahead, he
saw more of them. He couldn’t control his joy and all that he could word was he
saw innumerable numbers of daffodils. The flowers were so bright and shining
like the stars that twinkle in the sky. The figure of speech used is hyperbole.
It is something that poet uses to exaggerate and to heightens the poetic
Here the poet hasn’t actually counted them to
ten thousand but he makes the readers believe that there were almost such a
huge number of flowers.
4. I gazed and gazed but little thought what wealth the show
to me had brought. What does the poet mean by wealth?
The poet Wordsworth was walking along the
shore in a solitary mood with his sister, with no definite purpose. He felt
himself as free and lonely as a cloud that floats on the sky. He compares
himself to the clouds that move aimlessly. But suddenly, he was taken aback by
a host of golden daffodils along the shore dancing in a gentle breeze. The show
was so spectacular. The flowers in their dance outdid the shining waves and
they were way brighter than the twinkling stars. The poet reveled for a while
in his bliss. To him, the flowers were a rich storehouse of joy and happiness.
He never knew how to express his happiness. Since he was a poet, he couldn’t
help himself be a part in their joy. He enjoyed the company of the flowers and
waves. Nature has been a perennial source of pleasure for this great poet. He
went on gazing at the flowers and really was in heaven at that time. But he
says that he couldn’t imagine how this show would turn fruitful for him. Later
when he went home, he recollected this beautiful sight and started penning this
beautiful poem which received worldwide appreciation. This was the wealth he
was talking about. This wealth could also mean the abundance of happiness he
received from those flowers.
5.Explain “jocund company
The poet William Wordsworth, in his poem
Daffodils, speaks about the alluring daffodils and their dance along the shore.
The beautiful flowers were joyous and were in the company of the waves and the
trees and breeze. The whole universe was brimming with beauty. The flowers in
their dance excelled the waves. The twinkling stars were nothing compared to
the bright and shining golden daffodils. As a poet, Wordsworth could not help
himself being happy. It was one of the best companies he ever had. The mere
presence of the daffodils also makes the waves near them jump in joy. So, the
poet says that such is their jovial company that one may forget all the worldly

6. Explain the term “bliss if solitude”
The poem daffodils tell about one of the
blissful experiences of the poet. The poet was walking aimlessly one-day along
the shore of a lake and suddenly he saw a host of golden daffodils dancing and
tossing their heads in the gentle breeze. The poet was overwhelmed by the show and
felt immensely happy. He gazed at them for some time and forgot all his worries
for a while. Later when he went back home, he was lying on his couch, and then
as if in a flash the daffodils popped up in his mind’s eye. The poet could then
experience the same pleasure and happiness he had had when he first saw them.
He was lying in a pensive mood. The rush of the flowers and those beautiful
memories was a bliss for him. The poet once had enjoyed the company of the
flour, the waves, and the trees. And even days after the scene, he could still
recollect that beauty and make his loneliness bloom in joy. Not only the poet
has been inspired by the splendid flowers.
7. Name the poetic devices used in the poem Daffodils.
The poet has used simile, alliteration, personification,
and hyperbole.
Ex for simile. I wandered lonely as a cloud
Ex for alliteration. Ten thousand saw I at a
Ex for personification. They outdid the
sparkling waves in glee.
Ex for Hyperbole. Ten thousand saw I at a

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