What was peculiar about the dance of the daffodils?

QuestionsWhat was peculiar about the dance of the daffodils?
Karthik asked 3 years 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 3 years 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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Zayed shams answered 1 year ago

Because the daffodils were joyous in the breeze and it would make the poet happy by visualizing the scenery.


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Jaya chandra sing answered 12 months ago

The daffodils outdid the waves in the lake. The daffodils seemed to be dancing like human beings expressing their joy and energy when the breeze blew over them. Both the flowers and waves seem to be in competition to show their feelings and expressions.


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Swapnil Das answered 6 months ago

What was peculiar about the dance of the daffodils in the poem “I wandered lonely as a cloud” by William Wordsworth? Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The daffodils outdid the waves in the lake. The daffodils seemed to be dancing like human beings expressing their joy and energy when the breeze blew over them.


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