Page |1Name: Manuel, Jesullyna C.                         Date: October 17, 2009Subject: Introduction to Stylistics       ...
Page |2scientists say contains about one trillion stars, including the sun. The speakerhumanizes the daffodils when he say...
Page |3by using elaborate predicates and clauses. A typical line in Wordsworth’s poetry isheavy with adjectives, complemen...
Page |4poet so his common themes are appreciation of nature and seeing the beauty in theworld.                         Sec...
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Sector analysis of i wandered lonely as a cloud

  1. 1. Page |1Name: Manuel, Jesullyna C. Date: October 17, 2009Subject: Introduction to Stylistics OP # 5SECTOR ANALYSIS OF THE POEM I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH William Wordsworth’s I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud is a lyric poemfocusing on the poet’s response to the beauty of nature. A lyric poem presents the deepfeelings and emotions of the author rather than telling a story or presenting a wittyobservation. The final version of the poem contains four stanzas of six lines each. Ineach stanza, the first line rhymes with the third and the second with the fourth. Thestanza then ends with a rhyming couplet. Wordsworth unifies the content of the poemby focusing the first three stanzas on the experience at the lake and the last stanza onthe memory of that experience. This simple poem recounts the experience of the authorwhen he was wandering like a cloud; he saw daffodils fluttering in the breeze on theshore of a lake, beneath the trees. The daffodils stretch all along the shore. Becausethere are so many of them, they remind the speaker of the Milky Way, the galaxy that Sector Analysis of I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth
  2. 2. Page |2scientists say contains about one trillion stars, including the sun. The speakerhumanizes the daffodils when he says they are engaging in a dance. In their gleefulfluttering and dancing, the daffodils outdo the rippling waves of the lake. But the poetdoes not at this moment fully appreciate the happy sight before him. .Not until the poetlater muses about what he saw does he fully appreciate the cheerful sight of thedancing daffodils. Applying sector analysis in the poem, it is observable that WilliamWordsworth uses a complete sentence with subject and predicate. There are sixsentences Unit and Trunk in the entire poem. The title of the poem itself is in a completesentence. Aside from using complete sentences, the author also makes a vividdescription of the daffodils by using several predicate to describe the scenery. The useof a clause gives continuity in the poem, which makes it look like it was a narrative. Thepredominance of major sentences in Wordsworth’s poem gives a clear impression thathe wants to capture the interest of the reader by using the language of a common man.Wordsworth likes to begin each stanza by using a complete sentence and he expands it Sector Analysis of I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth
  3. 3. Page |3by using elaborate predicates and clauses. A typical line in Wordsworth’s poetry isheavy with adjectives, complements and predicates that vividly describes the poet’ssentiments and his appreciation of nature. In rhetorical style, Wordsworth’s poem isabout nature’s beauty that uplift’s human spirit. As it is emphasizes in the poem, peoplesometimes fail to appreciate nature’s wonder as they go in their daily routine. In thepoem, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, the daffodils become much more than mereflowers. They are a symbol of natural beauty and, more importantly, symbolize living alife as rich in experience and sensation as would make a life worth living. Theyrepresent, in their light-hearted dance, the joy and happiness of living an adoring andfulfilling life, embracing it for every drop of nectar it could so bring. Romanticism, apoetic philosophy that Wordsworth himself engendered, finds much virtue in thismeaning; the daffodils reaching out and catching the eye of Wordsworth’s narrator, orperhaps Wordsworth himself, and inspiring him so much emotionally, that he was leftwith little choice than to express them poetically. Wordsworth is known to be a Romantic Sector Analysis of I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth
  4. 4. Page |4poet so his common themes are appreciation of nature and seeing the beauty in theworld. Sector Analysis of I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

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