Poem Analysis Of I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

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Poem analysis:
Background about the poem:
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud is a lyric poem focusing on Williams response to the beauty of nature. (A lyric poem presents the feelings and emotions of the poet.) William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, moved to a cottage at Grasmere (North Western England 's Lake District), Cumbria County, England in 1799 and after William married in 1802, his wife moved in with them. The family continued to live there until 1813. The poem recaptures a moment in William Wordsworth life, on April 15, 1802. William and his sister, Dorothy, were walking near a lake at Grasmere, when they came across a large field of daffodils next to the lake.
Stanza 1:
Lines: 1-2:
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o 'er vales and hills,
• The speaker is describing how he wondered around feeling as lonely as a cloud.
• Wandered lonely as a cloud is a Simile. A simile is a direct comparison using the words like and as. In this simile the poet is comparing the speaker’s solitude to a lonely cloud. This gives the imagery of a single cloud floating in the sky on an otherwise cloudless day. It expresses that the speaker was not walking to something but just wandering, roaming, wherever his legs take him.
• Yet this imagery of a lonely cloud can be seen as strange, as clouds are often grouped together in clumps. It could be said that the cloud is lonely because it is so high above the rest of the world maybe that is where the speaker’s thoughts are as
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