I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (The Daffodils)



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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (The Daffodils)
William Wordsworth

A prototypical poem of British Romanticism drawing upon the city-country-dichotomy. In Wordsworth’s famous poem, the speaker describes encountering a field of daffodils beside a lake. The overwhelming image of the dancing flowers will remain and spend “bliss and solitude” whenever the speaker feels “vacant” or in “pensive mood”.

· · 1807

Critical edition

Wordsworth, William. "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." William Wordsworth: Selected Poems, edited by Damian Walford Davis, Penguin, 2007, p. 306. 24 l., ISBN 9780140424423

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