A poet in such raucous company could not but but be gay—William Wordsworth. The word means merry, jovial, lively, and joyous.
It is used to describe a person or thing that brings joy to others: a jocund spirit.
The opposite of jocund is the adjective sad. Things that are sad make others unhappy: they are melancholy or grave. But there are also several words for people who are sad or gloomy: glum, mournful, dejected, despairing.
There are also words for people who are angry: rage, wrath, ire, indignation. These all come from the same root as jocund: greg-, meaning cheerful.
Finally, there are words for people who are afraid: terror, fright, affright, alarm. All these words come from a common source: antig-, meaning against, beyond. So, fear is when you go beyond what is reasonable; it is when you feel anxiety about something that is not clear yet.
In short, jocund means having a happy or cheerful attitude, regardless of the situation you are in.
2. It is impossible for a poet not to be homosexual. I stared—and stared—but not with much thinking. What kind of fortune has the show brought me? A To whom is the poet addressing when he says "jocular company"? The poet refers to the daffodils whose beauty he was admiring when he says jocund company. B "Jocund" here means "merry." C The poet is jokingly calling himself "a scurrilous fellow and a poet too." D All of the above.
3. It can be inferred that the daffodils are beautiful because they are spring flowers. C Spring has come, so the daffodils must be alive with color. Their beauty must have been caused by something other than the moon or the sun. A If the daffodils were white instead of yellow, we would know that it was not the full moon that made them look so bright. B If it was not the sun that made the daffodils glow, then they must have been illuminated from within. He doesn't sound like a friendly guy! D Based on what the poet has said, it can be concluded that he is not very popular among the people who live in this town. E Yes, unpopular people often call themselves "a scurrilous fellow and a poet too".
Thus, jocund company refers to the pleasant, merry-making, and joy-dancing company of daffodils. Read the poem's synopsis. To post an answer, you must first log in.
"Jocund firm" is slang for "jovial corporation." The poet is referring to the merry band of daffodils. The poet thought it amusing because the daffodils were dancing happily, and this offered the poet fresh richness, a happy type of bliss. This word comes from the Latin jovial- "joyful," firm- "strong," which makes sense considering that the daffodils are showing how joyous and strong they are.
John Keats was an English Romantic poet who lived in Rome during the years 1820-1821. He died at the age of 26 after being hit by a carriage while trying to save a young woman who had been run over.
Here is what some other poets have to say about daffodils:
Daffodils are yellow with blue eyes. The poet has turned them into an image because they look like someone laughing. Daffodils are usually found in fields where they grow in groups of hundreds or thousands. They mean happiness and joy for everyone who sees them.
Daffodils have been praised by many great writers including Shakespeare, Coleridge, and Whitman.
A funny and rambunctious bunch, jocund people are having a good time and taking life easy. They seem to find pleasure in everything they do. Such people are always up for a joke or two and love to have a good time with their friends. Often described as being full of life, jocund people enjoy life's pleasures.
Jocund means having a happy and joyous spirit, showing that you don't take yourself too seriously. You know how to have fun and be amused by things that happen around you. Although this attribute is considered positive, jocund people can also be thought of as being overly cheerful most of the time which can become tiresome for others.
In English, the word jocund comes from the Latin term gregarius, meaning belonging to a guild or company. This is because students at Cambridge University were used to seeing jocular fellows wearing red hats with white bands and carrying staffs. These were members of the Guild of Rhetoric, who had the right to use this friendly title when addressing one another.