How is the theme of memory and imagination reflected in Wordsworth’s I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud?

How is the theme of memory and imagination reflected in Wordsworth’s I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud?

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    Memory and imagination play an important role in the poem “Daffodils.” In the first three stanzas, the poet imagines and depicts the nature as he sees around him. He sketches the surroundings through his imagination till he reaches the daffodils. In the final stanza, the poet uses him memory to recall the vision he witnessed in the first three stanzas. The poet is alienated from the society, is seen when he says, “I wandered lonely as a cloud”, as he uses his memory to bring back a part of that very society. The poets memory flutes on his imagination when he says, “That floats on o’ver vales and hills.” The poet’s imagination which in turn leads him to recall the memory makes the poem more thriving and also it speaks about the speaker’s loneliness and isolation.

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