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Romanticism was an artistic and literary movement that began in Europe. It was led by numerous artists and poets, such as William Blake, Lord Byron and William Wordsworth. The poetry at that time looked at the beauty in our life. Their poems were elegant, focusing on nature or the femininity of a lovely lady. They all mentioned about natural views and some religious symbols. Poets were using literary techniques to express their feelings. However, the target they wrote were not always the same. Byron’s passion on a beautiful lady inspired him while Blake used animals as symbols to represent God and his people.

In the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, Wordsworth thought himself as a cloud, which had no direction or didn’t know where to go. The use of a simile also appeared in the second stanza: “Continuous as the stars that shine”. The poet saw the daffodils, and he was impressed by the delicate appearance and the movement of the flowers. The golden colour of the daffodils brought him joy. He used personification as well, describing the fluttering and tossing movements are like they are dancing. Whenever Wordsworth was in a “pensive mood” or he felt lonely, he would think of those gorgeous daffodils. Throughout the poem, he used rhyming couplets (AA, BB) in the last word of different lines. For example, “tress” and “breezes”; “shine” and ”line” to make the poem easy to read. In addition, in the third stanza, repetition of the word “gazed” express the amazement he felt as he saw the daffodils. He was excited because he thought the flowers brought him spiritual wealth.

To sum up, these great poets drove this movement to a further level, by creating wonderful lines and words; they influenced people to notice, to find out the glorious side of...

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