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At the end of a 60- minute period, 12 out of 15 students should have done the skills indicated with 85%
level of proficiency:

a. Identified the figurative language in the poetry.

b. Performed multiple intelligences in a collaborative task.
c. Constructed sentences with the use of figures of speech.
Values Infused: Love for the nature


A. Literature: William Wordsworth’s “Daffodils”
B. Language: Figures of Speech
C. References: English Communication Arts and Skills Through Anglo- American and Filipino
Literature by Josephine B. Serrano & Milagros G. Lapid, pp. 103
D. Materials: Pictures, Flash cards, Charts

Teacher’s Activity Student’s Activity
A. Preliminaries

B. Lesson Proper

1. Motivation
Imagine yourself having a bad day after knowing
your grades for the midterm, and on your way
home you found a lovely sight of a fresh-
scented, colourful and a massive garden, how I would feel relaxed.
would you feel?

Would you like to walk alone or with someone I’d like to be alone… (explanation)
else you prefer to be with? Why? I prefer to be with… (explanation)

2. Unlocking of Difficulties
Before we read and discuss the poem about
nature which is entitled as “I wandered lonely as
a cloud” or also known as “Daffodils” by William (Students group themselves)
Wordsworth, I will group you into 3 with 5
members per group.
(One representative from each group pick a flash
There are difficult/unfamiliar words that you card with a given sentence. They decode the
might encounter later and try to decode their meaning of the italicized word and use them in
meaning from the sentences. their own sentence.)

a. Farmhouses were settled in a leafy vale in (Valley)

the shadow of the mountains.
b. He stopped, watching a host of flowers. (army/group)
c. Her intelligence outdid all the
participants’, and eventually she won the (Exceed/ outshine)
d. The sprightly little girl pretended to be (lively)
sick when she has to do chores.
e. Two old friends engaged in a jocund (jolly/gay)
f. He looked out for a long moment,
pensive, before returning his attention to (sad/thoughtful)

3. Activity
With your group, read and analyse the poem and
identify the lines which uses figures of speech
and choose one line that you like to perform for (Students perform their task)
the class with your preferable style (act, draw the
line or make a tableau out of the line).

4. Analysis
a. Read the poem. (Students read)
b. What is the point of view of the poem? First Person

c. What does the persona compare himself He is comparing himself to a cloud in the sky,
to? wandering without a destination, as can be seen
in Line 1 of the poem "I wandered lonely as a
cloud". Since he is in the sky like a floating cloud
he can see all the things and events in the world.

Flowers/ Daffodils
d. What is this? (shows a picture)
It’s yellow/ it’s what made the persona happy
e. Can you say something about it? from being lonely.

He is delighted by the wonderful sight. This is

f. How is the persona affected by the explicitly revealed in the use of diction of 'bliss'
experience of seeing the daffodils? and 'pleasure', and he is so enjoyable that his
heart seems to dance with the daffodils.
- I wandered lonely as a cloud.
- Continuous as the stars that shine, and
h. Identify the different figures of speech twinkle on the Milky Way.
used in the poem and their lines. Alliteration:
- Beside the lake, beneath the trees
(consonant sound b & th).
- Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
- Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
- The waves them danced.
- A poet could not be gay in such a jocund
- Ten thousand saw I at glance.
- They stretched in never- ending line.

Oxymoron, onomatopoeia, metaphor, paradox,

irony… etc.

i. Name other figures of speech that are

not used in the poem. I like… (explanation)

j. Which line(s)/stanza(s) do you like the

most? Why?
(a student summarizes)
k. Can someone summarize the poem base
on what you have understood? The central idea of the poem is that the beauty
of nature has healthy, purifying, everlasting
and enduring impact on human beings.
5. Abstraction
What is the central idea of the poem?
If used skilfully they add strength and beauty,
but if awkwardly used they make the user
appear affected and makes him a subject of

What is the use of the figures of speech? (students raise their right hands for recitation)

6. Application
Make use the different figures of speech in a

A. Complete the sentence based on what is asked.
1. The wind __________ and __________. (personification) [howled, whistle]
2. My love is a ____________. (metaphor) [rose]
3. When you step out into jungle, there are three things that you need to be aware of,
____________, ______________ and_______________. (climax) [time, whereabouts, animals]
4. The __________ leaves kept me awake. (onomatopoeia) [rustling]
5. I ________ above the wind, yet can I not ________. (oxymoron) [flee, rise]
6. The moon is like a _______. (simile) [boat]

B. Write a letter addressed to the nature with the use of figures of speech.


Make your own poem about nature consisting of at least two stanzas with the use of different kinds
of figures of speech.

Prepared by:

Pangato, Aiza C. II BSE- English