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Study the Use of Vocabulary in a Poem

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

'Study the Use of Vocabulary in a Poem' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Discuss Words and Phrases

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


a cloud in a blue sky




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.


a field of daffodils




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. 


We are going to have a go at answering some questions about this poem now.


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