Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

By: Dominic Piedmont.  Born in 1770, and wrote the poem in 1804  Mother died when he was 8 and father died later  Attended Hawkshead Grammar School.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "By: Dominic Piedmont.  Born in 1770, and wrote the poem in 1804  Mother died when he was 8 and father died later  Attended Hawkshead Grammar School."— Presentation transcript:

1 By: Dominic Piedmont

2  Born in 1770, and wrote the poem in 1804  Mother died when he was 8 and father died later  Attended Hawkshead Grammar School  Two children died young, third died later in life  Credited with starting Romantic Period  Close to his sister

3  Who is the speaker ?  What era was it written in?  Themes of the poem.

4  Simple pleasures  “And [my heart] dances with the daffodils”  “A poet could not but be gay”  Rebirth and Hope  Daffodils representative of this  Depression  “I wandered lonely as a cloud”  “In vacant or in pensive mood”

5  I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

6  I wandered lonely as a cloud  simile That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

7  I wandered lonely as a cloud  simile That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.  End stopped line

8  I wandered lonely as a cloud  simile That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.  End stopped line Enjambment

9  I wandered lonely as a cloud  simile That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.  End stopped line Enjambment Personification

10  Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.  End Stopped Line

11 Couplet

12  Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.  End Stopped Line Couplet Enjambment

13  Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.  End Stopped Line Couplet Enjambment

14  The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed--and gazed--but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought:

15 Caesura

16  The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed--and gazed--but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: Caesura Personification

17  For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.

18  For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude;  Paradox And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.

19  “ “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" dramatizes an experience of the sublime” (Brennan).  “… the flowers simply bring psychological ease: The lonely poet sees the "jocund company" and becomes happy” (Joplin).  “… the event moves through a transposition into a spiritual experience. For one thing, the intent gazing signals a meditative moment akin to spiritual activity: As he drinks in nature's beauty; the poet attains an elevated state of mind” (Joplin).  “Wordsworth was known to have suffered a sudden and deep depression” (Liu).

20  Google Images  Brennan, Matthew C. "Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely as A Cloud." The Explicator 57.3 (1999): ProQuest. Web. 28 Apr  Joplin, David. "Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." The Explicator 56.2 (1998): ProQuest. Web. 28 Apr  Liu, Yu. "Crisis and Recovery: The Wordsworthian Poetics and Politics." Papers on Language & Literature 39.1 (2000): 19+. Literature Resources. Web. 28 Apr  Rose, Phyllis. "Dances with Daffodils." The Atlantic Monthly 2002: ProQuest. Web. 28 Apr  "William Wordsworth." - Poets.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr


Download ppt "By: Dominic Piedmont.  Born in 1770, and wrote the poem in 1804  Mother died when he was 8 and father died later  Attended Hawkshead Grammar School."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google