I wandered lonely as a cloud - analysis

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Appunti in inglese sulla poesia Daffodils di William Wordsworth (2 pagine formato pdf)

DAFFODILS ANALYSIS - William Wordsworth is the first romantic generation poet.

Is essential to remember that in Romanticism poet are used to criticize the city contest as a result of the industrial revolution. The best period for Romanticism is from 1789 to 1820. In this period there was a strong industrialization and people preferred to leave the country to look for a job in the city. Philosophers suggested the possibility to come back in contact with nature. It was a Pantheistic vision: God was everywhere.
He thought that nature was something active, a moral teacher. From nature men can learn the elementary feelings as joy and happiness. From nature the poet can take the inspiration. For this nature plays an important role in Wordsworth’s poetry.

Daffodils di William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When al l 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.

Daffodils, la spiegazione