Answers about Poem Daffodils by William 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.
A) Read the lines and answer:
'They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;'
a) What does 'they' refer to?
b) What is the 'inward eye'?
B) Answer the following:
1. The poet compares himself to a cloud. This is called a simile.Give another example from a
simile from the poem.
2. Why does the poet feel so happy when he remembers the sight of the daffodils?
3. Explain these lines in your own words.
a) 'I wandered lonely as a cloud.'
b) 'The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee.'