Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I wandered lonely as a cloud

"Daffodils" (1804)
I WANDER'D 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 stretch'd 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.

By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

Well, I figured out if I am gonna use this blog as a means
of expressing myself, I'm gonna start with one of my
favourite poems EVER. Not my MOST favourite,
that's another post but I wondered lonely as a cloud
sparked my love towards literature.
well, that, Charles Dickens and a certain lecturer
named John Greig. :XX

I have always dreamed that I would go to school and
all I'll be doing is teaching literature. I do still.
It never bores me-not that teaching grammar and
essays are unimportant.No, far by it but somehow
I feel 'full' after teaching literature.
In school now, my favourite teaching matter would
be the Form 4 selected poems and
short stories especially The Drover's Wife.

So here I am, wondering lonely as a cloud :))


-it's about a person who is walking and
sees a field of daffodils
-the daffodils are so beautiful and calming
-he remembers of it often
whenever he's feeling down
-he feels uplifting again

2. look at the structure of the whole poem
-it's like watching down
(from a cloud's point of view) upon
lines of daffodils waving.
That's why certain lines start so far
to the middle, it is to create the imagery
of the daffodils waving <3<3>

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