Rawalpindi board English 9th Notes Chapter 5 Daffodils
How has the poet heightened the impact of the poem by using figurative language?
He prints the images of lakes, fields, trees, and stars in an artistic manner with the help of figurative devices like simile, metaphors, and personification to convey the pleasure that he felt when he caught a sight of the daffodils. For example, the poet uses the simile by saying that he wandered lonely as a cloud. Moreover, he is using an imagery by showing the picture of thousands of daffodils “tossing their heads in sprightly dance.”
List the words that heighten the sound effect in the poem.
The words that heighten the sound effect in the poem are:
vales and hills
fluttering and dancing
stars that shine and twinkle
What “wealth” do memories of the scene give to the poet?
The wealth that the memory of the scene gives the poet is the company of those pleasing daffodils. He witnesses the daffodils fluttering and dancing in the breeze. He sees the waves dancing in joy close to the flowers. He derives immense pleasure out of their jocund company and that is why he calls them his wealth.
What do the daffodils represent in the poem?
Daffodils represent those pleasing nature and its everlasting impact on human beings. The way clouds represent the beauty of the sky, the daffodils symbolizes the beauty of nature on earth.
What is the central idea of the poem?
“Daffodils” revolves around the theme company, beauty of nature and its manifestation in all its glory. It beautifully presents before us not only the attractive and exciting beauty of nature but also the purifying impact of it on human beings.
Comprehension – B
.1) “Daffodils” similes are used in stanzas 1 and 2. Can you tell what two things are compared to in each of these stanzas?
The poet uses simile and describes himself as ” lonely as a cloud”.And he describes the endless row of daffodils as the shining stars on the milky way.
Q.1) Pick out one example of personification from the poem.
Wordsworth personifies the daffodil’s flowers. He presents them as dancers dancing and moving their heads joyfully.
Q.1) Underline the words and phrases that depict clear imagery in the poem.
tossing their heads
the waves beside them danced
and dances with the daffodils
Q.1) Which imagery the poet refers to in the poem ?
Mostly it is visual imagery. The poet observes the flowers, the lake, and the waves and presents their images in words.
Q.A) Use a thesaurus to find three more synonyms of the following words
Saw: watched witnessed looked
Glance: view sight look
Gaze: look peek seek
Shine: gleam sparkle flash
Twinkle; glow light-up illuminate
Sparkle: twinkle glow gleam
Q.C) Use the words given in activity “C” in sentences of your own.
Gaze, Stare, Shine, Glare, Hoard, Collect
Gaze: The children gazed at the elephant with amazement.
Stare: The old lady stared at me in the market.
Shine: The weather was pleasant and the sun was shining brightly that day.
Glare: The sun glared down on us.
Hoard : She hoarded some money for the future use.
Collect: They went to collect their visa from the embassy.
Q.A) Paraphrase the last stanza of the poem
I often lie on my sofa in a sad or serious mood. In this mood, the daffodils flowers come suddenly to my mind. This is truly a great blessing for me in my lonely hours. My heart is filled with joy. And in this happy mood, my heart dances with the daffodils.
Q.B) Write the summary of the poem “Daffodils”
Summary of the poem “Daffodils”
In the poem, “Daffodils”, William Wordsworth beautifully expresses his personal experience he sought from the lonely sight of daffodils. He inspires the readers to see and feel the hidden beauty of nature around by using the figurative language. One day, the poet was wandering along the side of a lake in the countryside. Suddenly, he saw a large number of golden daffodils. These flowers were growing beside the lake, dancing in the breeze and stretching like the stars of the milky way. The waves of the lake were also dancing with joy but the daffodils surpassed them. The poet was much delighted to see this beautiful scene. The charming scene of daffodils comes to his mind whenever the poet is in a thoughtful mood. The glory of the beautiful view penetrates deep into his heart and fills it with utmost contentment. In short, nature has become a great blessing for him in his lonely hours.
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