The sun has never shone more beautifully. First of all, Wordsworth uses many poetic devices. Other aspects of Romantic poetry are creativity and a less formal approach to the composition of poems than the period immediately before Romanticism. However, we did qualify this as loose iambic pentameter, evidenced by the fact that lines one and two begin with stressed syllables 'earth' and 'dull'. London is wearing the morning's beauty like a fine shirt or cape.
Each poem gives a different message and a view, so the main point of the essay is to analyse the similarities and differences of city images in poems. The use of words with short syllables can make the reader feel informed. 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. And by making her wear the garment of the morning beauty, he wants to make the city look more attractive. For another Wordsworth poem about London, check out our ; for another sonnet, see. The second line continues the first line to say that people who pass it by are dumb and foolish to miss the sight of the city.
The rhyme scheme of the poem is abbaabbacdcdcd. When I read both these poems they make me understand how nature is unique in its own ways which can be very different from what we think of as beauty and there are various ways that you can look at it from. It became one with the adjacent fields and the sky overhead. The speaker celebrates the size and beauty of the city and is in awe of its appearance in the early morning sunlight. Selected Bibliography Poetry An Evening Walk 1793 Descriptive Sketches 1793 Borders 1795 Lines Written Above Tintern Abbey 1798 Lyrical Ballads J. The buildings and ships are seen as part of the greater setting: the natural landscape. View From the Westminster Bridge Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 is a pretty straightforward poem.
This evoked his joy and wonder which promoted him to pen this sweet sonnet. What this line is saying is that the city wears the morning like a beautiful gown, and the morning is making the city look more splendid, giving it the connection to humans and making it come to life. On the other hand, if he had lived in London, he might not have been so impressed. That beauty gives him so much pleasure that he personifies the city, and he imagines that the city wears the beauty of the sun-lit morning like a garment. The twelfth verse tells us that the river flows at its own will. The speaker presents the city as if it is incapable of being restricted or controlled by anyone. 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.
GradeSaver, 17 November 2007 Web. It would be a very 'dull' person who could pass through without stopping to appreciate the 'majesty' of what he sees. The poet views the city from the Westminster Bridge over the Thames. The river glideth at his own sweet will: Dear God! His poem Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 is a celebration of this city. Everything becomes simple and bright, like a freshly-minted penny. The city became a metropolis and a place of consumption. Never did sun more beautifully steep In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill; Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! The restful condition of the city inspires the poet to rejoice.
Where the citizens of London are still in bed, the busy city still asleep and motionless. The poem takes shape as the speaker describes the sights and feeling of a quiet early morning before the city springs to life. The lion, the peacock are very attractive. The very houses seem to be sleeping. Lesson Summary William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 features a speaker looking at London just as the sun rises. It employs figurative language such as simile and metaphor, hyperbole, and personification.
Wordsworth, like many of his Romantic English poet buddies, loved this form because it hearkened back to the Italian Renaissance. The speaker finds delight at the natural beauty that continues all around him as industrialized civilization rests. The river Thames is gliding on his own free will. He immediately wrote a poem reflecting his personal feelings, perceptions and fascinations. Historical Background We mounted the Dover Coach at Charing Cross.
It was interesting to read some of the comments. It can be regarded as a question to God when the speaker says that even the houses seem to have fallen asleep. So what makes a sonnet Petrarchan? That might be the point Wordsworth had seen and thus he mentally digested it in his sonnet. In Particular but without limiting anything here, I disclaim any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that is contained at this site. It was dog-like with sharp teeth, whiskers, a hand becoming a paw, a voice with a ''keening sound''; it scratched and rooted around in the soil with a swishing tail.
Later that year, he married Mary Hutchinson, a childhood friend, and they had five children together. Never did sun more beautifully steep In his first splendour valley, rock, or hill; Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! This shows that he was certain in his view that one day or the other day, the society would surely wake up, with social consciousness. However like clean clothes in the morning, the day is renewed with each sunrise, giving an air of purity to the city. He is deeply moved by the natural beauty of the city as seen from the Westminster Bridge in the early morning. It shows the contrast between the houses in the morning and the houses throughout the day. The speaker compares the sunlight on the buildings to the light that shines on the countryside, and he seems surprised to feel more at peace in the bustling city than he has anywhere else.
Pied Beauty is a curtal or curtailed sonnet, this is a structure of poem that Hopkins came up with himself. The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals. It compares of houses to a creature that sleeps. But at the time when he was there, he was at his peak of joy. After a long untiring effort, this blog has been developed for them. The ninth line of the poem introduces a 'turn' on the subject that has been introduced in the first section.