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Daffodils

What is the figure of speeches in the poem the daffodils?

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June 21, 2012 1:05AM

Examples of Figures of Speech

Stanza 1

Alliteration: lonely as a cloud (line 1).

Simile: Comparison (using as) of the speaker's solitariness to that of a cloud (line 1).

Personification: Comparison of the cloud to a lonely human. (line 1)

Alliteration: high o'er vales and Hills (line 2).

Alliteration: When all at once (line 3). (Note that the w and o have the same consonant sound.)

Personification/Metaphor: Comparison of daffodils to a crowd of people (lines 3-4).

Alliteration: Beside the Lake, beneath the trees,

Personification/Metaphor: Comparison of daffodils to dancing humans (lines 4, 6).

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