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“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” begins with the speaker walking by themselves through the wilderness and stumbling upon “a crowd,/a host, of golden daffodils/beside the lake, beneath the trees” (3-5). The speaker describes the flowers as dancing a “sprightly dance” in the breeze, and stretching out before him as “continuous as the stars that shine/and twinkle on the milky way” (12, 7-8). In comparison to the other natural surroundings, the daffodils stand out significantly to the speaker, and this vision has a profound effect on him as he says, “A poet could not but be gay,/in such a jocund company” (15-16).

However, the speaker later admits that some of the beauty of such an incredible scene is lost on him, as he “gazed—but little thought/what wealth the show to me had brought” (17-...

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