13) How can the heart dance?
Imagining the daffodils vividly enough and with his heart and soul brings your senses and emotions into play, his deep mind doesn't know the difference between that imagined event and an actual one. And his heart starts dancing.
(Or should I answer it like this?)
Imagining something vividly enough and with your heart and soul will bring your senses and emotions into play, your deep mind doesn't know the difference between that imagined event and an actual one. And the heart starts dancing.
“Imaginative rehearsal works for any kind of performance.”
14) Has this ever happened to you?
·No, I don’t recall any encounter like this.
15) In the poem how does Wordsworth achieve the seemingly effortless effect of implying the unity of his consciousness with nature? Does this technique appear in any other Wordsworth lyrics?
·Wordsworth employs a kind of identity-switching technique, whereby nature is personified and humanity is, so to speak, nature-ized. Wordsworth describes himself as wandering "like a cloud," and describes the field of daffodils as a dancing crowd of people. This kind of interchangeable terminology implies a unity--metaphors from either realm can be applied to the other, because the mind and the natural world are one. A more subtle version of this technique appears in "Intimations of Immortality," in which the poet describes the natural world in the final stanza with a sequence of ascribed actions and characteristics previously performed and possessed in the poem by human beings. (OK?)
16) Describe the scene in your own words.
·The poet says that, wandering like a cloud floating above hills and valleys, he encountered a field of daffodils beside a lake. The dancing, fluttering flowers stretched endlessly along the shore, and though the waves of the lake danced beside the flowers, the daffodils outdid the water in glee. The poet says that he could not help but be happy in such a joyful company of flowers. He says that he stared and stared, but did not realize what wealth the scene would bring him. For now, whenever he feels "vacant" or "pensive," the memory flashes upon "that inward eye / That is the bliss of solitude," and his heart fills with pleasure, "and dances with the daffodils." (Will the part underlined also come under the description of the scene?)
17) What is the central idea of the poem? Give it with a very short introduction of the poet and poem.
ABOUT THE POEM
"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" is an 1804 poem by William Wordsworth. It was inspired by an April 15, 1802 event in which Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy came across a "long belt" of daffodils. It was first published in 1807, and a revised version was released in 1815. In anthologies the poem is sometimes titled "The Daffodils".The poem paints a picture of peace and tranquility. Wordsworth uses beautiful imagery to paint this picture (imagery of clouds, walks beneath trees, beside lake, etc.)
ABOUT THE POET.
William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770 – April 23, 1850) was a great English romantic poet. He is known to be "The Poet of Nature" and co-founder of England's Romantic Movement. He loved nature, and learned to appreciate every little thing and to see the beauty in simplicity. His poetry was too much inspired by the beauty of nature. His poems were descriptive and detailed. They used beautiful imagery to evoke emotions, thoughts, and feelings in their readers. He wanted the reader to feel what he felt. (Please look at it for grammar mistakes.)
CENTRAL IDEA/MAIN THEME
Simple things in life can enrich our lives how we allow them. We can enjoy natural beauty in two ways: the charm of seeing it and as a memory, and also the feeling in our heart(s) and mind(s).Everything that's ever happened to us lives in us somewhere. The trick is to retrieve what we've perceived. One way to tempt memory into consciousness is to feed it data in a specific, rhythmic, musical way, another is to build bridges to your subliminal mind.
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever” (John Keats)
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