Writing Styles in I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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Point of View

The poem is written from the first person singular point of view. While the speaker is mostly uncharacterized, the scant details provided identify them with the poet Wordsworth himself, and thus it can be assumed that the speaker’s point of view closely aligns with Wordsworth’s. For example, the speaker takes great joy in the natural world, much like Wordsworth did as a Romantic-era writer, and they even refer to themselves as a poet within the text. From this close association between the speaker and the poet, we can infer that the perspective of the speaker is that of a well educated English Romanticist and writer living in the late 18th and early 19th century.

In spite of the lack of detailed characterization of the speaker, the point of view in which the poem is told is still characterized by a deeply personal voice...

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