Wordsworth in the Daffodils
prepare and submit a paper on Wordsworth in the daffodils. Daffodils are all about the country and nature, the life of an ordinary man, the beauty of simplicity and pure emotion and appreciation for the solitary, with no hint of pretense or attempts at complex depictions of poetic themes. If one wants a refreshing take on life, then Wordsworth‘s Daffodils would surely suffice. In Daffodils, the reader is first arrested by the fact that it is a story of Wordsworth’s life. He began by intimating a solitary existence, “wandering lonely as a cloud.” Interestingly, as the “narrative” unfolds, the reader finds no tragedy or sadness in such loneliness. Instead, Wordsworth suggested a life that is defined by relaxed and free existence, with plenty of opportunities to contemplate and, also, play with our imagination. This made it seem necessary for all of us to have time for ourselves and cultivate a kind of isolation that lets us heighten self-determination and our community with nature. It became easy for us to understand how in Wordsworth’s solitary journeys, his emotion, intellect, and affinity with nature came to the fore and are brought to life. As readers recognize this element in Daffodils, they are more inclined to appreciate how the poet found happiness and beauty in the simple life and, yes, in loneliness. In the poem, he tells the story of one of his outdoor outings when he saw a host of golden daffodils.