Comparing William and Dorothy’s ways of writing

Stating the obvious, Dorothy provides the dates for each of her writings. Her journal entries allows the readers to have a more intimate relation with the piece, you can read it more personal. In contrast, William’s poems are titled according to the event he encountered.

The vocabulary used in Dorothy writing is easier to follow along. Dorothy writes her literature as a short paragraph. Where as Williams “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is written in four six-line stanzas, it also has a rhyme scheme: ABABCC.

Dorothy’s work “April 15th” is consistently referring to a group of people whom she walked with on this stormy day. Where as, William’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” chose to isolate himself in this memory. William focuses on the beauty of nature, considering his feelings and emotions rather than simply telling a story. His poem consists of many visual words.

Both Dorothy and William write about nature and the same memory in their work. In Dorothy’s work “”January 25th 1798” she makes it seem as if the cloud is following her. I can predict that the cloud may be following her because she is traveling and it appears that way in sky or the sky is changing from day to night. In William’s poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” the cloud is symbolic for man, a man experiencing and growing. Perhaps the man is William.

Although both writers share the same setting for their experience, the writing is completely different. The lenses in Dorothy writing does not bring emotions, although the writing is more personal, she doesn’t mention how the outcomes affect her, whereas, William does, “And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils”, in “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”.

A similarity the siblings share is the daffodils. But in contrast, Dorothy reference to the daffodils is past tense, where as, William’s daffodils are present, “resting”. He lists plenty of action words while speaking of the daffodils.

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