I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


Find two similes in the poem and write what is compared to what.


I wondered lonely as a cloud

The wondering alone of the poet is compared to a floating cloud in the sky.

Continuous as the stars that shine

The large number of the daffodils is compared with the multitudinous stars in the sky.

You picked out the two similes in the poem. The image of a lonely cloud is basic in English. There's nothing more lonely than a single small cloud in a cloudless sky. When you look at the sky on a cloudless night, the "Milky Way," appears as a mass of stars so thick that they resemble spilled milk.