DAFFODILS: ANALISI E COMMENTO DELLA POESIA DI WORDSWORTHWordsworth. This is a poem that discloses the relationship between nature and human beings: how nature can affect one’s emotion and behaviour with its motion and sound. The first few lines of the poem portrays the speaker’s initial emotion. “I wandered lonely as a cloud, that floats on high o’er vales and hills,” the speaker is described as a “cloud,” lonely, aimless, and cruising quickly and lightly through “vales” and “hills.” A vision of the daffodils moved him to a state of being connected to something, as the poet wrote, “When all at once I saw a crowd, a host, of golden daffodils.” The concord and harmony of the “dancing daffodils” replaced his feeling of loneliness; he is no longer a “lonely cloud.” Imagery is the essence of all forms of poetry.
This is a poem rich in visual imagery used to convey his appreciation of nature. Right from the beginning the speaker metaphorically compares himself to the clouds, creating a sense of isolation from the rest of the world. Using the colour reference in “host of golden daffodils” enables Wordsworth to alter the mood of the poem to a more a cheerful one. These features make the poem lively and more active and by being personified as human beings it contrasts to the emotion.
The words, which the author adopted in this poem, are interconnected and related to each other. They are simple yet profound, letting us understand how much William Wordsworth related his works to nature and universe. In the poem, William Wordsworth uses various natural phenomena, such as clouds, daffodils, as vehicles to characterize his speaker’s different stages of emotion and feeling.