But the city of London is the loveliest. This is a case of paradox. Historical Background We mounted the Dover Coach at Charing Cross. There are some similarities and differences in the two poems, and these create different atmosphere even though both poems are about nature. The Romantics had a fascination with the classical civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The Sestet The sestet marks the change in mood. 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.
It was a beautiful morning. Alliteration, Milky Way, Poetic form 507 Words 2 Pages. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth Poets often express great enthusiasm in their poetry. It features a speaker sharing his impressions of the view from, you guessed it, Westminster Bridge. The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals. The Norton Anthology, 6th Edition pg.
The river glideth at his own sweet will: Dear God! William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 at Cockermouth in Cumbria. A garment is a piece of cloth which can be worn but taken off as well. It's as if the city has him in a trance. The rhyme scheme of this sonnet is straightforward. It employs figurative language such as simile and metaphor, hyperbole, and personification.
English literature, Poetry, Romantic poetry 1744 Words 5 Pages William and Dorothy Wordsworth Compared: As Brother and Sister and as Writers. William Blake was an individual who lived and grew up in London, working from a young age. His poem had great meaning and targeted those who were in the higher class who knew… 1571 Words 7 Pages Their View of London in Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by Wordsworth and London by Blake London was, is and undoubtedly always will be, a city of enormous interest and controversy, especially for those employed in the field of writing. Through the calm and frosty air, of this morning bright and fair. In Wordsworth's sonnet iambic beat does dominate but only one line consists of five iambic feet, without caesura or obstacle to flow, and that is the last line. The rhyme scheme of the poem is abbaabbacdcdcd. The rhyme scheme is adapted to the form of the sonnet which leads to the rhyme pattern abba abba cdcdcd.
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802, Debut albums, Emotion 1059 Words 2 Pages William Wordsworth 1770-1850 and William Blake 1757-1827 were both romantic poets. Also, the City herself seems alive. The sun is personified as a male. . As a result, the city of London is glowing in its radiating beauty.
It seems as if the city of London has clothed itself in the beauty of the morning. The poem is a , arranged into an octave or eight-line section and a sestet or six-line section although unlike some Petrarchan sonnets, Wordsworth does not have a blank line dividing the eighth and ninth line , rhyming abbaabba and cdcdcd the abba abba rhyme scheme in the first eight lines is the giveaway that this is a Petrarchan sonnet. 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. Emotion, Mind, Poetry 1441 Words 5 Pages Composed upon Westminster Bridge Commentary The poem is a description of London in the morning and how he thinks it is really remarkable and eye-catching. His poetry relates to nature by focusing primarily on the relationship between inner life with the outer world.
Any line reproduced from the article has to be appropriately documented by the reader. Sonnets are fourteen-line poetic inventions written in iambic pentameter. In the late18th century a lot of society and writing focussed around order and reason, however Wordsworth romantic and naturalistic writing created a tremendous break through. Perhaps we've all experienced similar feelings when waking up really early in some great city, and venturing out to take in that special atmosphere, when there's no one around at all and the streets are deserted. A number of factors, including the unusual absence of any fog and the way the light strikes the ships and buildings, combine to make a perfect scene. Wordsworth's earliest poetry was published in 1793 in the collections An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches. A good relationship with nature.
In general the Thames would have been dammed up with the intention to use the water power for industries or something like that by the inhabitants of London. In 1971 he graduated from Cambridge. The reduced version of a petrarchan Sonnet by Hopkins. There are some similarities and differences in the two poems, and these create different atmosphere even though both. Carl Grosse, however, criticizes this definition and argues that danger only paralyzes the emotions and blocks sublime from emerging.
During this period, emphasis shifted to the importance of the individual's experience in the world and his interpretation of that experience, rather than interpretations handed down by the church or tradition. He probably wanted to make people aware that there is something more than the big-city life which is connected with hard work for the lower classes and a life of decadence the upper classes enjoyed. 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. Only a dull person would not appreciate such a majestic sight. William Wordsworth and William Blake are two poets which expressed their views and opinions in many contrasting ways about London through poems and prose.
He was travelling to France to discuss this with his former lover. No doubting though the popularity of this well known sonnet, its scanty plot of ground, and its ability to split opinion down the middle. 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. Wordsworth enhanced his poetry with his outstanding imagination. So, in conclusion, beyond reality lies the romantic, be it a city turned into a natural phenomenon as in this sonnet, coated, some might say, in too sweet a layer of wonder. It must have been unreal, in other words incomprehensible, to see that London, which was the biggest city on earth at this time, was lying still without a hint of movement.