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Alliteration: lonely as a cloud (line 1).
Alliteration: golden Daffodils (line 4).
Alliteration: Beside the Lake, beneath the trees,
Alliteration: high o'er vales and Hills (line 2).
Alliteration: When all at once (line 3). (Note that the w and o have the same consonant sound.)
Simile: Comparison (using as) of the speaker's solitariness to that of a cloud (line 1).
Personification: Comparison of the cloud to a lonely human. (line 1)
Personification/Metaphor: Comparison of daffodils to a crowd of people (lines 3-4).
Personification/Metaphor: Comparison of daffodils to dancing humans (lines 4, 6).
Hyperbole- Ten thousand saw I at a glance,(line11)
Hyperbole - They stretched in never-ending line(line 9)
Metaphor- Lines 21-24: Wordsworth imagines the daffodils in his spiritual vision, for which he uses the metaphor of an "inward eye." His heart dances like a person, too.