Summary of Wordsworth’s I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud is a poem written by William Wordsworth.


Stanza 1

The poet is wandering alone from one place to another like a cloud, which flies over valleys and hills with the flow of wind. Suddenly the poet sees a large number of golden daffodils. These daffodils are growing close to the lake and under the trees. A light breeze is blowing making these daffodils dance and flutters with it.

Stanza 2

To the poet, these daffodils look like the stars that shine and twinkle in the milky-way. The daffodils are spreading over a very large area along the margin of a bay. They are in an excessively huge quantity. All these daffodils are dancing happily with the wind.

Stanza 3

The waves in the lake beside these daffodils are also dancing with the wind. But in comparison to the daffodils, the waves are not as beautiful and attractive. Watching such a beautiful scene the poet feels very happy. The poet continues to look at the daffodils. The poet prizes the scene greatly for himself.

Stanza 4

The poet says that whenever he lies down on his bed either thinking about anything or not thinking, the images of daffodils flash upon his imagination. It usually happens only when the poet is all alone. These images of daffodils have a magical effect on the poet. These images fill the heart of the poet with pleasure. The poet also feels like dancing with the daffodils

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