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'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' by William Wordsworth Brief-answer Questions

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

William Wordsworth

1. What is Romanticism?

Ans: Romanticism is an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century.

2. What is romantic revival?

Ans: Romantic revival means the revival of the romantic ideals of the Elizabethan period during 1798 to 1832.

3. What do you understand by the phrase "Return to nature"? 

Ans: The phrase "Return to nature" means coming back to the idyllic simplicity of nature rejecting the artificial and mechanic life of towns.

4. Who is known as the poet of Nature? 

Ans: William Wordsworth is known as the poet of Nature.

5. Who are the lake poets? 

Ans: Lake Poets are the group of poets who lived in the lake country of North Western England. They are William Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey.  

6. When and where was William Wordsworth born?

Ans: William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 at Cockermouth in Cumberland, England.

7. What was the name of Wordsworth's sister?

Ans: The name of Wordsworth's sister was Dorothy Wordsworth.

8. Why is William Wordsworth famous? 

Ans: William Wordsworth is famous for his publication of Lyrical Ballads.

9. What is the name of the work composed jointly by Wordsworth and Coleridge?

Ans: The name of the pioneering work composed jointly by Wordsworth and Coleridge is Lyrical Ballads.

10. What is pantheism?

Ans: Pantheism is the doctrine that God is present in every being and thing of the universe.

11. What is Daffodil?

Ans: Daffodil is a European plant which typically bears bright yellow flowers with a long trumpet-shaped centre.

12. What did the poet see in "I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud"? 

Ans: The poet saw a host of golden daffodils in "I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud".

13. What is the bliss of solitude to Wordsworth? 

Ans: The pleasure that Wordsworth gets by recollecting the memory of the dancing daffodils is the bliss of solitude to him.

14. Where did Wordsworth find the daffodils?

Ans: Wordsworth found the daffodils beside a lake, beneath the trees.

15. How many flowers did the poet see at a glance? 

Ans: Ten thousand flowers saw the poet at a glance.

16. Why were the daffodils dancing?

Ans: The daffodils were dancing because of the breeze.   

17. Define Hyperbole.

Ans: Hyperbole is an exaggeration which may be used for putting emphasis and creating humor. An example of hyperbole is, “Ten thousand saw I at a glance”

18. "Ten thousand saw I at a glance" – Which figure of speech has been used here?

Ans: Hyperbole

19. Define simile with an example.

Ans: A simile is an explicit comparison between two different things using ‘like’, ‘as’ etc. For example, “She is like a rose.” is a simile.

20. "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"- What kind of figure of speech do you find here? 

Ans: The figure of speech found here is simile. Here the poet’s wandering is compared with a moving cloud by using ‘as’.