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  1. 1. Wordsworth : Daffodils a case study of his Poetic Diction • Smt. S.B.Gardi Department of English • M. K. Bhavnagar University • Presentation Sub: Wordsworth : Daffodils a case study of his Poetic Diction • Presenter : Drashti Dave V. • Paper no: 3 : Literary Criticism • Roll no: 09 • M.A. Sem.1 • Year : 2013
  2. 2. Defination of poetry : • Wordsworth in his preface, gave defination of poetry in twice first he says, “Spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling” after he adds “emotion recollected in tranquility” • Preface is known as advertisement. • Wordsworth discussed the role of poetry itself, the individual ‘sensitive’. • Poetry is the instrument for the propagation of moral thoughts.
  3. 3. Three main principle of Wordsworth ‘s poetic diction: i. The language of poetry should be the language ‘really used by man’. i.e. vernacular words. ii. The poet should give the colour of his imagination. iii. There is no difference between the words used in prose and in poetry. Words which can be used in prose can find places in poetry and vice-versa.
  4. 4. Wordsworth’s poem : Daffodils
  5. 5. • Poem starts with I wondered….. • This is a lyrical poem by Wordsworth. • In the first stanza writer says that floating above hills and valleys, he encountered a field of daffodils beside a lake. • Poet imagine that daffodils are ‘fluttering and dancing in the breeze’. Here daffodils are continually personified as human beings. • Poet further imagine that, it is look like milky way.. • A poet could not help but be happy in such a joyful company of flowers.
  6. 6. • In last two stanza poet imagine that; • whenever he feels “vacant” or “pensive,” the memory flashes upon “that inward eye / That is the bliss of solitude,” and his heart fills with pleasure, “and dances with the daffodils.” • This is last line of poem. • Poet focus on unity between man and nature. • Wordsworth state that: the poems in the collection were intended as a deliberate experiment in style and subject matter.
  7. 7. Poet’s Beautiful imagination :
  8. 8. Form of the poem : • Four stanza of the poem in each stanza six lines. • Rhyme Scheme of the poem is ABABCC. • The plot is extremely simple. Subjects of nature & memory. • First three stanza are written in past & last forth stanza written in present. • Poem is full of imaginative work. William Wordsworth beautifully describes , the memory of which pleases him and comforts him when he is lonely.
  9. 9. • At the end Wordsworth builds up to his declaration that poetry conveys truth. • He insists that his poems are written in “selection of language of man in a state of vivid sensation.” • Wordsworth’s Daffodils is simple a poem & the subject imply Nature and Memory. • Wordsworth’ s poem Daffodils is a combination of Nature, Past & present Memory, & imagination…
  10. 10. Thank You Have a good day to all of you