The poem takes shape as the speaker describes the sights and feeling of a quiet early morning before the city springs to life. While the poems themselves are some of the most influential in Western literature, it is the preface to the second edition that remains one of the most important testaments to a poet's views on both his craft and his place in the world. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth Poets often express great enthusiasm in their poetry. It was interesting to read some of the comments. People there were always busy with themselves and in hectic pace — nobody had enough time to enjoy nature or something like that. This poem is a Petrarchan sonnet.
In this descriptive poem, Wordsworth goes into the finer details of what he sees and what is around him. The speaker begins by asserting that the view before him just might be the best thing in the world. Wordsworth sees the beauty in London and Blake sees only the ugliness. Not that parenthetical citations within the guide refer to the lines of the poem from which the quotations are taken. But at the same time, he had faith as well as confidence with the society. Image: Westminster Bridge and Abbey by William Daniell, 1813;.
The technique of hyperbole, or exaggerating for effect, is evident in the poem. Both poems give their own, different accounts of London at around the same period. She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam'd upon my sight; A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament; Her eyes as stars of twilight fair; Like twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful dawn; A dancing shape, an image gay, To haunt, to The sun has long been set, The stars are out by twos and threes, The little birds are piping yet Among the bushes and trees; There's a cuckoo, and one or two thrushes, And a far-off wind that rushes, And a sound of water that gushes, And the cuckoo's sovereign cry Fills all the hollow of the sky. The river glideth at his own sweet will: Dear God! Upon analysis, the poem reveals the Romantic interest in the natural world. Here is the poem, and a few words by way of analysis: Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning: silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. You'd have to be someone with no spiritual sense, no taste for beauty, to pass over the Westminster Bridge that morning without stopping to marvel at the sights. The poem is a pleasant one to read and perceive.
A man who can pass by this beautiful scene without being affected by it would be very dull. I had a long-cherished desire to do something useful for the students specially who are not so strong in education. The beauty of the morning; silent, bare. By writing this, Wordsworth makes it a point to tell the audience that London is still worth coming to see and it still is as beautiful as ever. William Wordsworth and William Blake both wrote their poems within a very similar time, yet they are completely different in all aspects. Also chartered means on a map, almost as if it is owned, by the king perhaps. The sonnet has always been popular, escaping the generally excoriating reviews from critics such as in the when Poems in Two Volumes was first published.
Personification is a literary style to impose human qualities on inanimate objects. While he was at Hawkshead, Wordsworth's father died leaving him and his four siblings orphans. Introduction William Wordsworth, also known as one of the major poets of the English Romantic Movement in the 19th century, was born in 1770 and died in 1850. In 1802, he returned to France with his sister on a four-week visit to meet Caroline. Never did sun more beautifully steep In his first splendor, valley, rock, or hill; Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! London looks beautiful in the splendour of the rising sun.
The speaker declares that he has found the most beautiful scene on earth. In 1795, he met Coleridge at Recedown. Its primary aim is to help them to acquire proficiency in education and learning. The Treaty of Amiens 1802 enabled him to travel once again to France. The sun has just come out. The sky is clear having no dust and no smoke. He stopped his horse carriage on the bridge and wrote the poem.
Any line reproduced from the article has to be appropriately documented by the reader. He uses punctuation marks in every second line and it gives a smooth yet fast flow to the feel of the poem. He would have enjoyed the nature many times before. The speaker of the sonnet might be a little bit confused by the almost deathly silence and therefore he addresses to God. She is singing, but the speaker can only guess at what she is singing about because he cannot understand her language. As typical for a sonnet, it consists of fourteen verses, which can be divided, in other words arranged, into four parts — there are three quatrains and one final couplet.
In this case, Wordsworth uses the ninth line to subtly shift the focus from the man-made wonders of the scene before him to the natural wonders at play. The poet William Wordsworth was greatly charmed by the early morning scene of London watched from a coach while crossing the Westminster Bridge on the way to Dover on 31 st July, 1802. That might be the point Wordsworth had seen and thus he mentally digested it in his sonnet. Therefore the reader has the possibility is rather forced to read and understand the poem in a closer sense and finally is able to enjoy it to the full. The revolutionary movement in France exercised a strong influence on him.