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|We all know that a cloud doesn't have a pattern shape
and fixed home, it just floats with the wind everywhere
in the sky. I think the speaker is like a vagrant
who doesn't have a home, for he felt that he was as
lonely as a cloud.The poem is started with "I wandered
lonely as a cloud that floats on high o'er vales and
hills."maybe a suggestion that he has been to many places and
experienced many upper-class and lower-class life
just as a cloud floats on vales and hills.
Then, daffodils are flowers, the speaker personify
them probably because he doesn't have many friends
and he wants the daffodils to become his friends or
companions.In this way,he may not be so lonely, and I
think he tried to make friends with people and nature
he doesn't like to wander, or he wants to find a goal
wants to settle down.
He wrote the daffodils which may create a warm scene
,they are acompanied by the lake, the bay, the breeze,
the sparkling waves, and so on.Nature (the lake,.......)
brings happiness and joy to the flowers, and makes
the flowers not be lonely and isolated. I guess the speaker
has changed his isolated-identity since he contected with nature
.He has got some thing valueable.In this poem, there are
many words which have the meaning "happy", such as "sprightly",
"gay", "glee","jocund",and"bliss".Thus, I think basically the speaker
is happy in the end.
From the final stanza, I think the speaker came to realize that he
isn't lonely as a cloud. He has an "inward eye", it may be a hint that
he can use his imagination and feeling to make friends, he can see the
inner world.Also, he can seek out much happiness in this way.The
sentence"They flash upon that inward eye which is the bliss of
solitude," I think that the speaker has absulutely changed his
self-identity, he opened the door in his heart to welcome his new life.
From this poem, we realize that the power of nature is really great
and unbelievable, it can influence people' thoughts, actions and character.
Also, we can get lots of benefits from nature,the speaker is by far a good example,
he opened his inward eye and found himself not to be lonely anymore , and even made friends with
nature. Therefore, I think we should contact with nature frequently and open our inward eye.