Choose Type of service. In it, Wordsworth or his speaker gazes at the industrial city of early s London before it wakes up for the day, and sees it as beautiful and in harmony with its natural surroundings. Critical Reception Dorothy Wordsworth Dorothy Wordsworth, in her Journal July 31,described the scene seen by her and her brother thus: A sight so touching in its majesty 3.
He writes that they are so quiet that they seem asleep, this maybe a metaphor to say that it is quiet before the morning rush of workers, cart and other forms of transport. In the development of the sonnet, further vocabulary is used to refer to the city itself.
The "mighty heart" means the rhythms of the city when its citizens are active. Between these two is a break called a volta which emphasises the traditional change in mood or subject between the octave and sestet.
The city is now more beautiful and more alive than nature itself, but this is only so because it is steeped in the light of the sun and is thus deep asleep.
London and composed upon westminster bridge the sestet, Wordsworth describes more of the city. This reiterates his conviction that the city, at this particular point of day, does not clash with nature but becomes a part of it.
The nature is described as beautiful whereas the city is calm.
He says there is nothing more beautiful on earth - a scene which is "touching in its majesty". However, these are natural landforms, enforcing my other point about nature and humans working together to create a physical piece of art.
Even where the rhythm gets very close to this lines 3, 4, 5, and 12 ; the sentence structure or a caesura disrupts the smooth iambic rhythm. This can be related once again to one the poet was talking about raw beauty.
This is a poem which both tells and shows. Well, Blake lived in London for much of his life, so he had grown painfully aware of the grunginess of the city, not to mention the injustices it contained. To make this less abstract, the following examples are selected from Wordsworth sonnet.
In conclusion I think that all the authors attitudes are strongly shown in their writing. This poem is split into two sections, as I have previously mentioned, the octet, made up of eight lines and the sestet, made up of six lines.
Significant poetic devices and their significance eg: In this instance, the absence of smoke is mentioned. Repetition in the leaflet is used a little at the start but more and more to the end of the passage this is done to give the impression that the city is growing.
Wordsworth uses commas to list the manmade structures seen long the Thames. Therefore we are giving the town a human attribute. At the end of two of the line Wordsworth added exclamation marks to add emphasis to what he was saying. Summary In the beginning of the poem, the poet is describing the beauty of the morning scene at Westminster Bridge.
The passionate picture that the poem paints is a memory that calms and placates. The spondaic substitution or successive accented syllables lends emphasis to the emotional feeling that strikes the poet.
He talks about not just infants but also the cries of men who were soldiers who have nowhere else to go. Paired poems Identify poems in the anthology and why they are appropriate to be paired 1.
Also because the activities that London offers are listed, it gives a faster pace, again echoing the liveliness of London. 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.
Metaphors, symbols, rhyme scheme, form, imagery, repetition… etc 1. He also personifies the city, by describing it as wearing the morning beauty "like a garment".William Wordsworth's () sonnet "Composed upon Westminster Bridge 3rd September " is a 'momentary poem' written when the coach on which he and his sister Dorothy were travelling to.
The poem 'Composed upon Westminster Bridge' is a petrachan sonnet and as is with most sonnets is written in celebration. Wordsworth has written this poem in celebration of London.
The title has a double meaning; 'composed' as in written by and composed as in 'calm' which is much like the poem of itself. "Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, " is a Petrarchan sonnet by William Wordsworth describing London and the River Thames, viewed.
Composed Upon Westminister Bridge This poem is all about the poets epiphany-like realisation about London’s beauty while crossing Westminster bridge. He opens the poem with a hyperbole, designed to grab the attention of the reader.
Both poems feature London and the Thames but they are set at different time of the day London is set at midnight and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge is set at dawn where ‘the very houses seem asleep’ before the rush of the city begins.
In "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge," clothes are a metaphor for the way the city and nature in general seem to put on different appearances depending on the way the light "dresses" them.
Line 4: The morning light is compared to clothes worn by London.Download