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    Daffodils

    I think this poem is just beautiful. It is one of my faveorites by Wordsworth

    Daffodils

    I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils;
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    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.

    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.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    I remember taking this one in my poetry class. I liked it, though I am not into poetry that much. So, what is the most part you liked about it?

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    Well Wordsworth is one of my favorite poets. I love the way in which he talks about nature, I think the words are beautfiul, and the opening line

    I wandered lonely as a cloud
    I think is just great.

    He just really captures the beauty of nature, and I can just see this spanning oepn feild of Daffodils.

    And the ending I just love, the way in which, when he is forced back into society again, he reflects back upon the purity and solitude of nature.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" has a structure of introduction, development, turn, and conclusion. Last stanza is conclusion of this poem. And it shows all of the previous three stanzas' memories, feelings, and harmonies. It shows the harmony of the daffodils and narrator. Harmony of the daffodils and narrator means People can commune with nature. This is the theme of this poem. So, I think fourth stanza creates a poetic effect successfully. Also, this poem has the rhyme at last of verses. cloud-crowd, hills-daffodils, and trees-breeze like 'a-b-a-b-c-c'. These rhymes are revealed in the whole verses repeatedly. This rhyme makes the rhythm and it makes the readers can have more enjoyment. Finally, fourth stanza successfully creates a poetic effect of overall unity.

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