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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by Wordsworth Wordsworth takes readers on a similar travel in "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" reflecting upon dreams of character. The figurative language and diction used elucidate the poet's response to nature. Wordsworth uses each stanza to share his experience in character through the picture of a dance that culminates in the poet's psychological reaction. Wordsworth opens with regard to himself through simile for portion of the natural landscape, "I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on top" (Wordsworth, Line 1). The diction used from the opening simile sets the reader at the poet's state of mind. A cloud is a lightweight, free-flowing image. Cloud paired with the activity "floats", allows the reader experience the tranquility and lightheartedness the author believes in the presence of nature. "Lonely" in this verse doesn't take a negative connotation; one can read this line as calm solitude instead of solitude. Wordsworth observes that he's not alone, viewing "A host, of golden daffodils" (4). Wordsworth is using a metaphor to compare the daffodils to a crowd of people or a multitude of angels. The words "golden" and "host" create a visual image of the flowers' petals shimmering like golden halos. The imagery is one of light in a visual and emotional sense, which will be repeated in various forms in future stanzas. The poet proceeds to provide the natural landscape humanistic qualities, describing the flowers as ." . . dancing in the breeze" (6). The introduction of the daffodils' dancing personifies the flowers and creates a figurative relationship that illustrates the poet's synthesis with nature. The daffodils are also personified as "fluttering" (6), the diction makes the lines...

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