What was peculiar about the dance of the daffodils?

QuestionsWhat was peculiar about the dance of the daffodils?
Karthik asked 3 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 K Maity Staff answered 3 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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