What does William Wordsworth compare the daffodils to in his poem “Daffodils”?
In the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, the poet has compared the daffodils —
The speaker says that the daffodils were shining, twinkling and were stretched in a never-ending line just like the stars on the Milky way. In the next stanza, he compares the happiness of the flowers with the waves beside them. The daffodils out-did the waves in their happy dance.
In the second stanza the poet compares the daffodils with the twinkling and shining stars.
The poet compares the daffodils with stars in the milky way and also with the waves. He compares daffodils with stars because stars in the milky way are widespread and are always shinning as the daffodils were shinning and stretched in a straight path.
The poet compares the daffodils with the stars that shine in the Milky Way because the daffodils were shining due to the sun rays just like the stars and were widely spread over the area wherever the land reached . He could only see daffodils and nothing else wherever his eyes reached . There were many daffodils just like the stars dancing and tossing their heads slightly . It seemed that they were sprightly dancing.
The writer is amazed by the Daffodils’ number and beauty, thus he compares the Daffodils with stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky way continuously, and also referred them as personified characters — crowd, dances and flutters in breeze, and toss their heads in sprightly dance.
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The poet has compared the daffodils with the stars, waves and humans.
The poet compares the daffodils with stars when he says that the daffodils were stretched in a never-ending line and were twinkling, with humans in the 2nd para when he says the daffodils were tossing their heads in sprightly dance and with waves in 3rd para when he is judging the waves and the daffodils on the basis of their dance.