The poet uses personification to describe the daffodils. Wordsworth also uses a simile in describing the daffodils as “continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the milky way.” Here he compares the long rows of daffodils to the seemingly endless stars in the night sky.
By comparing himself to a cloud in the first line of the poem, the speaker signifies his close identification with the nature that surrounds him. He also demonstrates this connection by personifying the daffodils several times, even calling them a “crowd” as if they are a group of people.
The idea of remembering the beauty of nature even when not in its presence appears in several of Wordsworth’s later poems, including “Tintern Abbey,” “Ode; Intimations of Immortality,” and “The Solitary Reaper.” Even though the speaker is unable to appreciate the memory he is creating as he stands in the field, he later realizes the worth that it takes on in sad and lonely moments.
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