I Wander Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

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Re: I Wander Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

Post by plefkowitzx » 12 Mar 2014, 11:13

I loved this poem. You could just see how at one the persona in the poem is with the nature surrounding them. My favourite line of the poem is "I Wander Lonely as a Cloud". The first line and title. You can see why Wordsworth chose this line as the title. It is so fitting for the constant theme of solitude and it is just such a lovely way to describe loneliness - almost a euphemism as such. Such a delight!

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Post by npandit » 25 Mar 2014, 07:54

I've always loved this poem because it's so visual. With such few words, he's able to paint such a vivid, memorable picture. We do get that feeling of happiness any time we look at beauty in nature--and Wordsworth has captured it so well. I love the last stanza.
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Post by Doodahday6 » 29 Mar 2014, 20:59

I like this poem and enjoyed sharing it with my students.

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Post by jamespoet » 29 Mar 2014, 23:20

That first line grabbed me: "I wondered lonely as a cloud." It's raw emotional power sucks me in, makes my heart break, and brings me back to a state of growing pains, of love loss and yearning for hope. I don't know why this first line does this, and it may be because I've been reading Teen novels and stories of soldiers suffering lately, but it spoke to me in this way.
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Post by lizj97 » 28 Oct 2014, 18:39

I read this poem a long time ago but it brings a smile to my face whenever I reread it. I have read most if not all of Wordsworth's works and I am not sure that I have a favorite. I love all of them so picking just one is hard. Thank you for posting this again for all of us to read.

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Post by scorpyo77 » 15 Apr 2015, 16:47

Wow I never considered Romanticism as the first "green"....this is fantastic insight! I tend to think of Thoreau when I consider nature's impact on literature....but for the Transcendentalists nature was more a place to escape than a place to be revered.
Love this poem!

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Post by AlwaysWorthIt » 14 Apr 2017, 12:20

5) Solitude seems to be of major importance in this poem. Is there a reason for this? Is nature something that should be enjoyed by the individual?

Personally, I believe that nature is something that should be shared alone as well as with another or others. Nature has so much to say to not only the individual, but a crowd as well. Seeing as nature is one of lonesome in a crowded forest. There can be a single oak tree grown in a land of pine. That's how a person should enjoy the nature surrounding them.
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Post by Vivian Paschal » 30 May 2017, 11:37

I actually thought the poem was titled Daffodils. Anyway, I love the peacefulness of the poem and the fact that it focuses a lot on nature. I had to study it for my secondary certificate exams.
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Post by JFrancis » 22 Jun 2017, 08:22

I have always loved the last two lines of this work. I enjoy the imagery of daffodils dancing. It sets a beautiful image in my mind.
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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 13 Dec 2017, 14:57

I love this poem. I think that nature is best enjoyed alone.
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Post by richa nanaiah 6262 » 17 Dec 2017, 02:12

This beautiful poem written by wordsworth speaks of the immense joy experienced by the poet during his lonely walk....the daffodils gave him so much happiness that it made him forget he was lonely.his heart and mind was so much invested in happiness that even after returning home he could imagine the same beautiful sight and experience the same joy.....the poet here speaks of the existance of a power in the nature....the power of happiness which one can experince while feeling the nature around.

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Post by LadyRed23_ » 25 Feb 2018, 08:04

This is beautiful it made me vividly vision just what he spoke. I have never read anything by him but I would love to read more. This author has such a good eye for making you see the beauty in nature ,I love nature and this made me fall in love all over again.

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Post by nobuhle mpofu » 12 Mar 2018, 12:39

He is a loner in love with nature's beauty never mind his solitude. Too complicated but worth it

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Post by jen flores » 16 Mar 2018, 04:35

imagine you are so sad you cannot smile. and then you see the golden daffodils beside a lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze, maybe you cant smile but you will feel a tug at your heart.

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Post by Mikhail kal » 17 Mar 2018, 03:28

In times of solitude our minds take us back to the places we visited, the books we read and the friends we met. Its a warm feeling not necessarily a sad one.

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