Here is your short summary of “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth!
William Wordsworth lived from 7th April 1770 to 23rd April 1850. He was born in Cumbria, England. He was a famous English Romantic poet. He has also launched English Literature’s “Romantic Age” in 1798 with Samuel Taylor Coleridge in joint publication with Lyrical Ballads.
Wordsworth was an excellent Britain’s poet Laureate. Wordsworth was a big nature observer and because of which he has penned down many poems describing nature. One such poem is Daffodils. It is a beautifully written poem with lots of rhymes and rhythms. It has 6 lines stanzas.
The poet was walking on the lonely valley and hills and suddenly there he saw a big group of beautiful yellow colored daffodils when he came across a lake. The daffodils were beautifully waving in the breeze as if they were dancing with the air. The waves of the lake were also seemed like dancing but daffodils were dancing more attractively.
After watching the dancing daffodils the poet’s loneliness was replaced with feelings of joy and happiness. Now whenever he thinks about the daffodils he feels happily dancing.
The 1st stanza describes the beauty of daffodils. It lifted the poet’s spirit and mind and brought his poetic and imaginative instinct to the fore. In his imagination he could imagine himself as a cloud floating the attractive yellow colored daffodils on the ground with big trees standing beside a lake.
In the 2nd stanza Wordsworth talks about the number of flowers that seemed to be stretch in a big infinite line. The line “Tossing their heads in sprightly dance” conveys how beautifully the flowers were dancing in the air. The poet has compared these flowers with twinkling starts in the Milky Way. The daffodils are full of beauty & live.
In the 3rd stanza the poet talks about the beautiful waves inside the lake. He then compared the beauty of waves of the lake with the flowers. He then concluded that the daffodils are more beautifully dancing as compared to the waves of the lake. Every time the poet fails to take out his eyes off the daffodils. He started wondering the great bounty of nature.
In the 4th stanza the poet has described how the beauty of daffodils has succeeded in eliminating his loneliness. Before his eye contacted the beautiful daffodils he was all alone with low spirits and unhappy mind. But suddenly the presence of those flowers filled hi mind with immense pleasure. The scene which he has described in the poem remained an in exhaustible source & a priceless treasure of joy for him.