I wandered lonely as a cloud meaning
I Wanderd Lonely as a Cloud by William WordsworthIntroduce young children to the timeless poetry of William Wordsworth, whose traditional verse is accompanied by vivid oil paintings inspired by the poems original themes. These beautiful images create a parallel story accessible to children: Lonely little Robot doesnt have much to be happy about, working all day in the factory. One day while sadly walking by himself, he follows a bird over a hill, where he finds a field of daffodils. After dancing with them, his spirit is filled with joy. Children will observe the contrast between the dreary, metallic robot world, and the lively, colorful world of the daffodils and nature. They will cheer little Robot for sharing the power of nature with the others, bringing happiness to the once dismal factory. In an effort to have children understand the basic themes of the poem, easily recognizable characters such as robots and animated flowers are used to act out the poetic verse. Bold illustrations and easy-to-read text lend themselves to lap-reading and group story time. Children will relate to the basic emotions (sadness, loneliness, happiness) of the robots, and can be encouraged to think about what cheers them up when they are sad, and to talk about how nature makes them feel. This is the first book in the new Lobster Press series, “Read Me a Poem,” in which classic poetry is given a contemporary artistic twist.
I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud Analysis | Wordsworth
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. 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. 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: 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. It is Wordsworth's most famous work. The poem was inspired by an event on 15 April in which Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy came across a "long belt" of daffodils.
A lyric poem presents the deep feelings and emotions of the poet rather than telling a story or presenting a witty observation. The final version of the poem was first published in Collected Poems in An earlier version was published in Poems in Two Volumes in as a three-stanza poem. The final version has four stanzas. Wordsworth wrote the earlier version in , two years after seeing the lakeside daffodils that inspired the poem.