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An Analysis of William Wordsworth’s Daffodils

Daffodils are happy flowers. They are the first flower of spring and seeing them brings joy to many people. William Wordsworth is considered a poet of nature and a topographic or landscape poet. Wordsworth’s “Daffodils” has a meaning and structure in which different techniques such as figurative language, imagery, and personification are used to successfully express his joy and feelings of glee in the vision of the daffodils dancing in the breeze.

Wordsworth uses figurative language to describe himself in the poem. Wordsworth begins the poem alone. He is not only alone but happy to be alone he enjoys the tranquility of solitude. Describing himself as a cloud, something that is considered peaceful. “I wandered lonely as a cloud (1).” There is a sense of timelessness in his journ…

Essay on Everyday Use, Daffodils, and The Glass Menagerie

Lessons From Everyday Use, Daffodils, and The Glass Menagerie

Literature plays a major role in civilization. Even societies without a written language have literature. Stories, poems and songs are pasted down orally from one generation to another. This term we have study three forms of literature; short stories, poems, and drama. The study of these three forms has affected me in different ways and I have taken different lessons out of each form. The three literary work witch had the greatest impact on me are “Everyday Use” written by Alice Walker, “Daffodils” written by William Wordsworth, and “The Glass Menagerie” written by Tennessee Williams.

Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday Use” tells of a mother and her two daughters, Dee, who is polished, poise, educated and stylish, and Maggie who is not bright and scarred from a fire. Dee and Maggie are opposites. Dee has tried to make something of her self but in doing so forgot what it was that she came from. Maggie has lived her life in the same way her mother has lived her life and in the same way her grandmother lived her life. Maggie knows where she came from and does not feel the need to better her self.

Dee collects objects from her mother’s house to display around her own. Maggie, being use to the idea of Dee getting her way, sits dumb founded while items are gathered by Dee. Dee finally tries to take two quilts handcrafted by her grandmother. The mother tries to convince her to take two different quilts but Dee refuses saying that they were made by machines and not worth as “priceless” as the others.

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