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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom

Songs and Poems

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

by William Wordsworth, 1804

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.

Discussion and Activities
  1. What is this poem about?
  2. How is the poet like a cloud?
  3. Describe the scene, in your own words.
  4. Find examples of simile, metaphor, hyperbole and personification in the poem.
  5. Identify the rhythm, rhyme and alliteration in the poem. Identify the poetic style
  6. What is a host? What is a vale?