scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 723
Imagery is the essence of all forms of poetry It is what brings a poem to life leaves the reader fascinated by a poetic piece and is a key to releasing all the emotions in us Imagery plays a certain part in a poem and all poems has imagery whether it is simple or complex William Wordsworths I wandered lonely as a cloud is a poem rich in visual imagery used to convey his appreciation of nature Right from the beginning the speaker metaphorically compares himself to the clouds I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high oer vales and hills creating a sense of isolation from the rest of the world Using the colour reference in host of golden daffodils enables Wordsworth to alter the mood of the poem to a more a cheerful one and is further emphasized as he uses personification to bring the joyous movement of flowers to life fluttering and dancing in the breeze or Tossing their heads in a sprightly dance These features make the poem lively and more active and by being personified as human beings it contrasts to the emotion of loneliness felt by the speaker in the opening line The metaphor of the inward eye is the human mind and when used in they flash upon that inward eye which is the bliss of solitude it re-enforces the beauty of the daffodils and its ability to cheer someone when in a depressed or lonely mood Another poem where Imagery is used to a great extent is in Robert Frosts Stopping by the Woods on a snowy evening where it aids in the understanding of the theme In this poem the speaker is passing through the woods and is admiring the beauty around him The visual imagery in To watch his woods fill up with snow is very effective as the woods are usually associated with death and danger where as snow
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA