Language in 'I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud'

In this lesson, I will show you the difference between metaphor, simile and personification. We will then find examples of these types of figurative language in Wordsworth's poem and write about the effect that they might have on a reader.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.In which year was Wordsworth born?

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Q2.Wordsworth's mother died when he was 7 years old.

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Q3.Wordsworth was good friends with Samuel Johnson.

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Q4.Which of these is a form of poetry?

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Q5.Which of these is a convention of lyric poetry?

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Q6.What form of poetry is 'I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud' written in?

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Q7.'I wandered lonely as a cloud' is a quotation which contains...

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Q8.Which of these is a word related to 'lonely'?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.In which year was Wordsworth born?

1/8

Q2.Wordsworth's mother died when he was 7 years old.

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Q3.Wordsworth was good friends with Samuel Johnson.

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Q4.Which of these is a form of poetry?

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Q5.Which of these is a convention of lyric poetry?

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Q6.What form of poetry is 'I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud' written in?

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Q7.'I wandered lonely as a cloud' is a quotation which contains...

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Q8.Which of these is a word related to 'lonely'?

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Language in 'I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud' - Quiz

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Q1.Metaphors, similes and personification are all examples of what type of language?

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Q2.Which of these devices is when a writer says one thing is another?

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Q3.Which of these devices is when a writer says one thing is like or as something else?

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Q4.Which of these devices is when an author makes something which isn't a human act like a human?

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Q5.When Wordsworth described the daffodils as dancing, what technique was he using?

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Language in 'I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud' - Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Metaphors, similes and personification are all examples of what type of language?

1/5

Q2.Which of these devices is when a writer says one thing is another?

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Q3.Which of these devices is when a writer says one thing is like or as something else?

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Q4.Which of these devices is when an author makes something which isn't a human act like a human?

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Q5.When Wordsworth described the daffodils as dancing, what technique was he using?

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Lesson summary: Language in 'I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud'

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