06.05B Wordsworth Graphic Organizer B

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May 22, 2023
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Stanza: 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. Diction: Wordsworth uses a simile to compare himself to a lonely cloud. Syntax: Wordsworth uses traditional syntax in this stanza. Tone: Initially, Wordsworth's tone in this stanza is somber. His tone shifts to hopeful when he encounters the daffodils. Effect: in this stanza Wordsworth's simile helps the reader know how he was feeling before he saw the daffodils. His description of the scene creates a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere where the reader can also enjoy the daffodils.
Stanza 2: Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way. They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a boy: Ten thousand saw I at a glance. Tossing their heads in a sprightly dance. Diction: Wordsworth uses simile to compare the daffodils to stare in the milky way and to human heads. Syntax: In this stanza he uses traditional syntax. Tone: His tone is of imagination and hopefulness as he see's the flowers as people are dancing. Effect: In this stanza he helps the readers imagine how the flowers look like from his perspective by using simile.
Stanza 3: 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: Diction: In this paragraph he also used simile to compare the people around him as waves but yet the flowers were much more intriguing. Syntax: He uses traditional syntax. Tone: His tone is joyful and happy as he describes how he can't help but be gay in a moment like this and be filled with bliss. Effect: In this stanza he helps the readers feel how he does in the moment.
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