Daffodils

by William Wordsworth

Why does the poet compare the daffodils to stars?

QuestionsWhy does the poet compare the daffodils to stars?
Avra Ghosh asked 3 years ago

Why are the flowers compared to stars in the poem ‘Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 3 years ago

Wordsworth compares the daffodils to the stars as they stretched in a continuous line just like the stars in a galaxy. Moreover, the daffodils were shining (as they were golden in colour) and twinkling (as they were fluttering in the breeze) as the stars. This comparison with the stars may have a greater implication in indicating that the flowers are heavenly as the stars.

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Maryam answered 3 months ago

We compare daffodils with the stars because the copious number of daffodils, matchless beauty and the fantastic scene of dancing daffodils attract the minds like stars which shine and are stretched in a never-ending line on the milky way galaxy.

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