I wandered lonely as a cloud poem analysis

I wondered lonely as a cloud

Literary devices of the poem

Posted by intoductiontoliterature on April 1, 2011 at 1:08 AM

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.


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1&2 are false
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