It has been created through the marriage of nature and man, and produced in its infamy to stand there upon the Thames. 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.
Note the lack of life throughout the poem, aiming towards an almost alien landscape, a familiar icon turned completely unfamiliar due to the way that it is completely silenced. It is made up of 14 lines: Note the lack of life throughout the poem, aiming towards an almost alien landscape, a familiar icon turned completely unfamiliar due to the way that it is completely silenced.
At regular intervals, the poet intersperses commas, semi-colons, and exclamation points seemingly at random, thus giving the poem a forced method of reading.
InWordsworth must have been a very unhappy young man: Wordsworth was born in in the small town of Cockermouth in Cumberland. Wordsworth brings in that most romantic of notions, beauty, and attaches it to what is potentially one of the least beautiful of places, a growing, heaving city.
It was a beautiful morning. The rhyme scheme is abbaabba cdcdcd. One oddity is line 13 that starts with Dear God! In line 9 the feelings of the poet reach a kind of fever pitch, an echo of the opening line sounding - he has never seen anything like this dawn, this splendid sunlight.
Some are critical of the poet for portraying London as some kind of sublime idyll, when the true nature of life in the capital was far more brutal and down to earth. The river glideth at his own sweet will: Under these conditions, he moved in politically radical circles, becoming friendly with William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Paine.
Composed upon Westminster Bridge is a Petrarchan or Italian sonnet, with the first eight lines, the octave, being observation, and the last six lines, the sestet, the conclusion.
This is a whole new view of a great city before it has properly woken up. The imagery of the poem is very quiet. His fame as a writer, however, grew steadily. Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, Earth has not anything to show more fair: The fourth line is interesting because it sets the reader and speaker in the absolute present; the reader is looking through the eyes of the artist as it were, as dawn lights up the architecture and the great river.
Others argue that Wordsworth had no option, being a romantic, seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses so to speak, having to express his feelings about what he saw at that time on the bridge.
The following November, he went again to revolution-torn France with the idea of learning the French language well enough to earn his living as a tutor.
In the second part of the poem, when he is closer to the city, the stanzas become more and more empathic through the use of exclamation marks, thus forcing a warped emphasis upon the ends of the phrase, and thus changing the flowing nature of the poem, mimicking the bodily excitement that the poet himself must have felt.
And the metropolis comes alive in the following line - it wears the morning, a calmed personified giant. Lines 3, 4, 5 and 12 are iambic pentameter but the syntax and caesura interrupt the steady beat, reflecting the uncertainty and oddity of the scene.
The young students were much impressed by the popular revolution and the spirit of democracy in France at that time. 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.
This city now doth, like a garment, wear Hyperbole The opening line perhaps, and lines 9 and 11 show some exaggeration. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge stretching over the River Thames, linking Westminster and Lambeth.
On the one hand it's nothing more than fourteen lines of sentimental invention, with hyperbole; on the other it's a fresh perspective, an enlightened vision that lifts the spirit. Earth has not anything to show more fair: Imagine an early dawn, hardly anyone on the streets, when along comes a carriage and horses, stopping temporarily to take in the view over the River Thames.
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty:William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, features a speaker looking at London just as the sun rises.
In the still of the morning, the city sleeps, and the wonders. Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, is William Wordsworth's sonnet to the capital city of London, written before the full effects of the industrial revolution had reached the metropolis.
His poem Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, is a celebration of this city.
Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge stretching over the. - A Comparison of London by William Blake, and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, by William Wordsworth Both "London" by William Blake, and "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, " by William Wordsworth are written about London, and were written within ten years of each other, but both have contrasting views of what they believe London is like.
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Elegiac Stanzas Suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle in a Storm, Painted by Sir George Beaumont. Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, This unseen poetry lesson helps students to analyse Composed upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth in terms of perspective and language.Download