What was peculiar about the dance of the daffodils?

QuestionsWhat was peculiar about the dance of the daffodils?
Karthik asked 10 months ago

What was peculiar about the dance of the daffodils in the poem “I wandered lonely as a cloud” by William Wordsworth?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 10 months ago

As the poet Wordsworth describes it in his poem, the dance of the daffodil flowers was a peculiar one as they were very joyous in tossing their heads in the breeze. This is how the poet describes it —

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

So, the dance was not an ordinary one. This was something that was sure to make a poet happy. 

A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:

The poet has used all those expressions — “sprightly dance”, “out-did the sparkling waves in glee”, “be gay”, ‘jocund company” — only to express the sheer cheerfulness of the flowers which moved him so much.

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