Unit 4 The Daffodils English Notes for Class 9th

The poem “Daffodils” was written by the romantic poet William Wordsworth. The poem “Daffodils its an impact on the charming and enchanting beauty of nature and man is before us.

Unit 4 The Daffodils English Notes for Class 9th

Theme: Beauty of Nature
Author: William Wordsworth


Q 1. IS there any personification in this poemflf yes, where?
Ans. Yes, there are many personifications in this poem “The Daffodils”. Personification is a literary term in which we give human qualities to non-living objects or non-human things.
Personifications in the poem:
1- “When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
The daffodils are personified as a crowd of people. The daffodils actually can’t dance but here the poet uses personification..
2- “Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.” The use of personification again.
3- “The waves beside them danced, but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee”. Personification once again as dancing and merriness are the qualities of human.

Q 2. Write at least two lines showing similes.

Ans. In simile, we compare two unlike things by using words like, ‘as, ‘like’ etc. Two lines showing similes:

  1. “I wandered lonely as a cloud”

Here the poet makes a comparison between him and cloud.

“Continuous as the stars that shine”

Here the daffodils are compared to the stars.

Q 3.What does the word “crowd” exactly mean?
Ans. The meaning of the word “crowd”:
“Crowd” means a large number of people collected together. But here in the poem, it means the large number of daffodils that the poet had seen there beside the lake beneath the trees.

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