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I wandered lonely as a cloud/that floats on high o’er vales and hills.
-- The Speaker

Importance: This quote is significant in that, right at the beginning, it establishes the image of the speaker as an isolated individual. Wordsworth subsequently takes this image of the speaker and juxtaposes it against the image of the multitudinous daffodils, emphasizing the meaning of both solitude and community and underscoring the importance of an individualistic and reflective relationship between humanity and the natural world.

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,/tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
-- The Speaker

Importance: This quote is important because it further enhances the connection between humans and nature. While other lines in the poem describe the speaker in relation to the natural world, here the natural world, as represented by the daffodils, is imbued with human-like qualities. In making this connection, the speaker proposes a reciprocal relationship between humans and nature, with the...

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