I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud 

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

v Character - Poet himself (William Wordsworth)

Q-1 New words

1.   Floats

2.   Host

3.   Fluttering

4.   Glance

5.   Jocund

6.   Pensive

7.   Solitude

8.   Couch

9.   Gazed

10. Vacant

Q- 2 Word Meanings

a.   floats – moves easily or lightly.

b.   Vales- valleys

c.   Host – a large number of daffodils.

d.   Fluttering – the motion made by flapping up and down.

e.   Glance – brief look

f.   Jocund – cheerful , merry

g.   Pensive – deeply thoughtful

h.   Solitude – the state of begin alone

Q-3 Extra Meaning 

1.  Wandered – walk or move in a leisurely or aimless way.

2.  Crowd - a large number of people in one place.

3.  Beneath – in, at or to a lower position than somebody/something; under.

4.  Stretched – be made or be capable of being made longer or wider without tearing or breaking.

5.  Margin – the empty space at the side of a page in a book, etc.

6.  Sprightly – full of energy

7.  Sparkling – shining with many small points of light

8.  Gazed – to look steadily for a long time

9.  Couch – a long seat, often with a back and arms, for sitting or lying on

10. Vacant – not being used; empty

11. Flash – to produce or make something produce a sudden bright light for a short time

12. Inward-  towards the inside or center

13. Blissperfect happiness

14. Pleasure- the feeling of being happy or satisfied

15. Daffodils - a tall yellow flower that grows in the spring

"Daffodils" is a poem written by the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth. It depicts the poet's encounter with a field of daffodils and the profound impact the sight has on him. The poem begins with the speaker wandering aimlessly and feeling somewhat despondent. However, his mood shifts dramatically when he comes across a large number of daffodils dancing in the breeze beside a lake. The sight of the daffodils fills him with joy and inspiration. He compares the daffodils to stars in the Milky Way, emphasizing their abundance and beauty. The memory of the daffodils continues to uplift his spirits even when he is feeling lonely or sad. The poem concludes with the speaker reflecting on how the memory of the daffodils brings him happiness whenever he recalls the scene. Overall, "Daffodils" celebrates the beauty of nature and the power of the natural world to inspire and uplift the human spirit.

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