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"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud " Soapstone Essay

  • Submitted by: nasir15
  • on September 25, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 388 words

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“I wandered lonely as a cloud” by William Wordsworth has both literal and interpretive SOAPStone’s. The literal subject on the poem is nature (field of daffodils, clouds), but the connotation of the subject is that a person should not be miserable because they have minor problems, in the quote “I wandered lonely as a cloud” (line 1) the speaker is alone but in “a poet could not be but gay” (line 15) explains that the speaker may be “lonely” but he finds/notices the positive rather than the negative. The denotative occasion in “I wandered lonely as a cloud” is romantic because of the poems connection to nature (examples of a connection to nature is the use of words such as “clouds” “vales, hills” and “daffodils”), the connotative is similar to the denotative but it also includes the comparison between people to nature. The literal audience of the poem is the general romantic crowds (mainly in the romantic era), the profound audience are people the speaker wants to notice/appreciate natures positives and beauty, most lines of the poem use personification (in this case human traits to nature within a field of daffodils) in situations that would seem undesirable if used with human figures rather than natural figures such as “daffodils … fluttering and dancing in the breeze”(lines 4-6) which give a pleasant image to the reader. The literal purpose of the poem is to inspire the reader to be outside and enjoy nature, but the deeper purpose of the poem is to encourage the reader to be more optimistic/or look at the positive, when the speaker states that he is lonely he also mentions natures beauty and clarifies “a poet could not but be gay” because of his experience with nature. The speaker of “I wandered lonely as a cloud” is a lonesome person but has cheerful views; a deeper explanation of the speaker is that he is imaginative or creative because he visualizes several ideas into a cheerful thought/setting. Both the poem and the speaker have a...

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  • Submitted by: nasir15
  • on September 25, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 388 words
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