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Poetry Essay

  • Submitted by: SenorpPabloSwagg
  • on April 25, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 366 words

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Like many Romantics a key element of William Wordsworth’s poetry is nature. In “Daffodils” he expresses a positive view of nature. He depicts nature as joyful by using techniques like simile, personification, rhyme scheme, and alliteration.   Wordsworth reminds the reader that nature is powerful and should not be taken for granted.
One technique Wordsworth uses to describe the poem “Daffodils” is simile.   A simile is a comparison using “like” or “as”.   In the first line of the poem he says “ I wandered as lonely as a Cloud”. Which describes that he is care-free and that nothing can stop his endless joy of emotion.   The cloud causes the endless joy of emotion because he lonely and the city noise isn’t bothering him.  
Another technique that he uses is personification. Personification is giving an ordinary object human attributes. Wordsworth uses personification many times in this poem.   An example of personification “A host of golden daffodils; /beside the lake, beneath the trees, /fluttering and dancing in the breeze”. Wordsworth expresses that the golden daffodils are in a joyful and playful mood.   Which mean he respect nature and should not be taken for granted.
The third technique that Wordsworth uses is rhyme scheme. In each stanza he uses ababcc rhyme scheme. This helps create a joyful mood in the poem.   Wordsworth ends each stanza with a rhyming couplet to enhance his most vivid images. An example is, “An then my heart with pleasure/ and dances with the Daffodils.” This shows us just how personal Wordsworth connection to nature is.
The last technique Wordsworth uses is alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of the initial consonant sound.   Wordsworth uses alliteration to make the poem to be in a more joyful mood.   An example of this technique “And Dances with the Daffodils.” He highlights this line and shows us that he is in a joyful mood. This technique also explains that his heart dances with the Daffodils.
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