I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud Reflection

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It is through the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth that the reader can recognize everything nature has to offer. Wordsworth opens this poem by claiming that he is a cloud observing the nature underneath him. From here he sees a large field of daffodils, then further describes the deeper meaning of these flowers using a series of poetic devices. In the second and third stanzas, Wordsworth glorifies the image of the daffodils. He describes them as endless and “continuous as the stars that shine”. It is interesting to note how he describes the flowers in contrast to other works about nature. While other authors usually describe scenes of nature as temporary and ever-changing, Wordsworth hints at the permanent …show more content…

Therefore, no one else should abuse rights except for the king (Vidljinovic). King James I of England believed that the almighty head of the state should be the only one with rights. He claimed that “kings are gods lieutenants of Earth” and essentially stated that the power of the king should compare with the power of God (Document 2). Thus, kings like King James I did not believe that most citizens were worthy enough to obtain natural rights, and therefore they suppressed them. He did this through creating laws that limited the sharing of ideas of people, such as abolishing a free press and strictly persecuting people who had radical ideas. This idea did him well during his rule, mainly because he was able to obtain compete power (Vidljinovic). Thus, he did not fall to revolutionary ideas as much as other kings, like Joseph II, who did not suppress natural rights as much (Wikipedia, Absolutism). Additionally, the lack of education of most of the population throughout Europe was only another justification for the suppression of natural rights. The absolute rulers felt as if the majority of their people were not educated enough to handle natural rights. For example, during the rule of King Louis XVI, the majority of France was uneducated, poor peasants. If natural rights weren’t suppressed, it is clear that these people would be rather dangerous


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