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Identify Text Meaning: Poetry 1

In this worksheet, students will read 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' by William Wordsworth and consider its use of vocabulary.

'Identify Text Meaning: Poetry 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:  Discuss Words and Phrases

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This poem is by William Wordsworth, a poet who lived more than one hundred years ago.                 

 

 

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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

 

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.

 

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This poem uses figurative language. This means that the poet has described something by comparing it to something else. Figurative language makes our senses react to words in the poem, as the words used make us feel as if we can hear, see, smell, touch or taste those things mentioned in the poem. 

 

Remember that you can see the poem again by clicking on HELP.

Is this poem about a cloud?

yes

no

What is 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' really about?

It is about someone who is enjoying being outside.

It is about clouds.

Why does the person in this poem say they are like a cloud?

The person is moving here and there like a cloud.

The person is white like a cloud.

How does the poet describe the daffodils?

golden

yellow

The daffodils are moving a lot in the poem. Why?

They are being picked by the person.

They are being blown around by the wind.

Which words describe the movements of the daffodils?

Tick three answers.

fluttering

falling over

tossing their heads

dancing

The poem says that there are a lot of daffodils. Which words describe the number of daffodils?

Tick five answers. You may need a dictionary to help you.

ten thousand

crowd

host

few

never-ending

continuous

What does the poet compare the number of daffodils to?

the stars on the milky way

the clouds in the sky

Sometimes writers make ordinary objects sound like people or animals by making the objects do things that only people or animals can do. This is called personification.

Read these lines from the poem:

"Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze."

 

What are the daffodils doing here that only people or animals can do?

fluttering

dancing

Read these lines from the poem:

"Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance."

 

What are the daffodils doing here that only people or animals can do?

tossing their heads

calling to their friends

  • Question 1

Is this poem about a cloud?

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
This poem mentions a cloud but it is not really about a cloud.
  • Question 2

What is 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' really about?

CORRECT ANSWER
It is about someone who is enjoying being outside.
EDDIE SAYS
'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' is really about a person. This person is walking around outside and looking at all the beautiful things around them.
  • Question 3

Why does the person in this poem say they are like a cloud?

CORRECT ANSWER
The person is moving here and there like a cloud.
EDDIE SAYS
The poet describes the person in the poem like a cloud to suggest that the person is moving here and there like a cloud, like they are being blown by the wind. This helps the reader imagine how the person is feeling - happy and free.
  • Question 4

How does the poet describe the daffodils?

CORRECT ANSWER
golden
EDDIE SAYS
The poet says the daffodils are golden which makes them sound precious, or expensive like gold.
  • Question 5

The daffodils are moving a lot in the poem. Why?

CORRECT ANSWER
They are being blown around by the wind.
EDDIE SAYS
The daffodils are being blown around just like the person feels he or she is being blown around by the wind. The poet wants us to know it is a windy day!
  • Question 6

Which words describe the movements of the daffodils?

Tick three answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
fluttering
tossing their heads
dancing
EDDIE SAYS
These words make the daffodils sound like they are enjoying the movement of the wind.
  • Question 7

The poem says that there are a lot of daffodils. Which words describe the number of daffodils?

Tick five answers. You may need a dictionary to help you.

CORRECT ANSWER
ten thousand
crowd
host
never-ending
continuous
EDDIE SAYS
The poet uses lots of different words to describe the amount of daffodils - Wordsworth wants us to realise that there were a lot of daffodils!
  • Question 8

What does the poet compare the number of daffodils to?

CORRECT ANSWER
the stars on the milky way
EDDIE SAYS
The poem says that the daffodils are: "Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line".
  • Question 9

Sometimes writers make ordinary objects sound like people or animals by making the objects do things that only people or animals can do. This is called personification.

Read these lines from the poem:

"Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze."

 

What are the daffodils doing here that only people or animals can do?

CORRECT ANSWER
dancing
EDDIE SAYS
Daffodils can't really dance. Wordsworth is personifying the daffodils to make them sound like people enjoying themselves.
  • Question 10

Read these lines from the poem:

"Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance."

 

What are the daffodils doing here that only people or animals can do?

CORRECT ANSWER
tossing their heads
EDDIE SAYS
This description makes the daffodils sound like horses tossing their heads. Wordsworth uses personification to make the objects in the poem come alive for us as we read.
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