I Wander Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

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Re: I Wander Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

Post by sbcollins » 10 Apr 2018, 09:54

I think you get a different experience of nature when in solitude than with others

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Post by palilogy » 10 Jun 2018, 21:40

One of my favorite poems. I memorized it during my undergraduate degree in college to recite as one of my assignments in class.Then I used it again in grad school to recite (still remembered and loved the poem!)

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Post by ABDUS SALAM » 19 Jun 2018, 18:14

One of my favorite poems. I memorized :wink: to recite as one of my assignments in class.Then I used it again in grad school to recite (still remembered and loved the poem!)

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Post by khall1395 » 01 Aug 2018, 18:42

I loved studying this poem during college. Reading it through just now reminded me of how well Wordsworth shows imagery in his poems. It makes me want to paint a picture with this poem as a theme. Does anyone else combine art with their favorite pieces of literature?

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Post by cosette1789 » 03 Aug 2018, 13:02

This poem always makes me think of the first few lines of William Blake's "Auguries of Innocence":

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

I've always enjoyed Wordsworth's "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey." Excellent, compelling imagery.

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Post by 0791027416 » 07 Aug 2018, 06:28

As an English literature teacher,william wordsworth poems form the basis of my consideration especially when teaching poetry lesson to secondary school students

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Post by Yerenzhu » 28 Aug 2018, 19:44

I studied Wordsworth in my British Literature course in my undergrad and I think it is ironic that Wordsworth got into writing poetry, but that's a side note. I've studied some of his other works, but this one by far definitely takes the cake.

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Post by Humble2 » 21 Nov 2018, 06:20

1. I like it. I have learned it in my secondary school. The view of nature what so ever they may be are heart catching. They give an unending pleasure when you talk to people but even you are alone.
2. Yes. But its my all time favorite.
4. The beauty is nature or vice versa. Observing nature is art and teaches science. It's the pleasure of soul. The poem is a biblical version of experiencing nature.
5. Solitude where it saves from noisy life and is soothing. It's calmness is enhanced by spending some time with nature. One can imagine how solitude is peaceful in a busy and turbulent life.

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Post by Jude Uwaje » 08 Dec 2018, 03:30

Nice poem with fine lines and rhythms. Keep it up!

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Post by Teepraise » 13 Mar 2019, 00:22

Great poem, Solitude seems to be of major importance in this poem.

I love the follow and the connection of each lines and the connection of the choice of words used
Shows beauty in solitude

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Post by Poohbear 1973 » 20 Apr 2019, 17:03

the poems were lovely. I enjoyed them.

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Post by Jennz123 » 30 May 2019, 08:39

Thanks! Something new for me to delve into!
Nature restores you to your natural self if that makes sense? Lol

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Post by Jennz123 » 30 May 2019, 08:42

khall1395 wrote:
01 Aug 2018, 18:42
I loved studying this poem during college. Reading it through just now reminded me of how well Wordsworth shows imagery in his poems. It makes me want to paint a picture with this poem as a theme. Does anyone else combine art with their favorite pieces of literature?
Autumn Kalquist science fiction writer creates music soundtracks to go with her books, so awesome

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Post by evraealtana » 05 Jun 2019, 07:25

I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
what wealth the show to me had brought:


Isn't this always the way of it? It reminds me of my favorite quotation by John Lennon:
Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.
It seems to me that we get so much benefit from our surroundings without even realizing it. I wish people would remove the phrase "wasting time" from their vocabularies and replace it with "resting". We all need to unwind. The would would be a better place if we could. And if something is pleasurable "for no reason", like staring at daffodils, there probably IS a reason after all, and it's probably something to do with needing time and space to heal.

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Post by MacyLee5 » 14 Jun 2019, 22:50

I loved the words you used. Although, sometimes I felt they were out of context. I enjoyed the poem but I didn't like how it skipped between day and night.

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