William Wordsworth was one of the most influential and prolific poets of his time who contributed to the shaping of British Romanticism by the use of his creative and easy poetic diction. "Daffodils" is one of the best of his poems reflecting his romanticist attitudes. Following such a thought line, this essay examines how it reflects the features of Romanticism through language and imagery, how it illuminates the poet's personal life transcending the private into a humane public experience and the importance of context in inspiring this poem and the "secret" collaboration of writing between Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy. 1. How the poem embodies the features of romanticism (language and imagery) and how it illuminates the personal life of the poet whilst transcending the private into a humane public experience. The poem largely reflects the features of Romanticism through both its language and imagery. As far as language is concerned, the diction of the poem embodies the notion of subjectivity and individuality by the use of the words: "lonely", and "solitude" in addition to the repetition of the first person pronoun "I" and the possessive adjective of the first person "my". It also demonstrates, to a great extent, the poet's tremendous love of nature reflected by the recurrence of words referring to nature, e.g., "cloud", "vales", "hills", "daffodils", "lake", "trees", "breeze", "stars", "bay", and "waves" by which the poet draws a beautiful picture of nature. Adding to that, the poem is full of imagination that uncovers the creativity in which the poet presented his impressions and expressions on nature. He imagined himself a cloud moving over hills, the daffodils are dancing and the waves are happy. The poem also sheds light on the poet's psychological reflections at the time of writing the poem, being happy and unified with nature __ psychology is one of the points in which Romanticism is interested. (Wolfson, 1997) Regarding imagery, the poem is rich with images reflecting the poet's focus on nature and his feelings towards it. For example, he makes of nature a human being capable of dancing and moving freely by the use of the personification employed in "daffodils…dancing". Daffodils are a symbol for
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