Wordsworth was a famous Romantic poet. The first eight lines praise the beauty of London in the early morning light, as the poet stands on Westminster Bridge admiring the surrounding buildings. Here we find Wordsworth exault in ecstasy. At last, Wordsworth uses another poetic device which. The ninth line of the poem introduces a 'turn' on the subject that has been introduced in the first section. Because Lucy seemed so powerful and full of life, the speaker did not think she would ever die. In comedy your little selves you meet; 'Tis Covent Garden drawn in Bridges Street.
Pinch you but in one vice, away you fly To some new frisk of contrariety. The technique of hyperbole, or exaggerating for effect, is evident in the poem. The houses of London are fast asleep. He personifies the city as a human wearing beautiful clothes. View From the Westminster Bridge Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 is a pretty straightforward poem. He uses visual imagery to make us picture the beauty he is it witnessing. The lion, the peacock are very attractive.
She is singing, but the speaker can only guess at what she is singing about because he cannot understand her language. The river Thames flows freely. 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 sun has just come out. He was so much dejected with the attitude of the people. All you other artists can call off the search! Wordsworth's most famous work, The Prelude Edward Moxon, 1850 , is considered by many to be the crowning achievement of English romanticism. The actors thus, and thus thy poets pray; For every critic saved, thou damn'st a play. The starting line itself gives ample evidence for his mastery over the language.
However, Wordsworth looked really hard throughout this poem, and was able to find some beauty in London. Just look at nature around and view how beautiful it can be. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge is full of beautiful figurative language, which we'll break down more specifically below. For the brief time between sunrise and the beginning of the workday, the speaker feels 'a calm so deep. According to this fact, many people neglected their religious belief and some of them might even have lost their belief in God. In lines 3-4, the word mark is used three times to describe the facial expression of people.
The river glideth at his own sweet will: Dear God! Lesson Summary William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 features a speaker looking at London just as the sun rises. His description about the beauty of nature is wonderful. The imagery of the poem is very quiet. He indirectly says that silent is one of the essential acts for the human to be handsome as the nature. 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. London is wearing the morning's beauty like a fine shirt or cape. The speaker is also glad to know that his sister will remember him after he has died.
Here, the ships and buildings are nude. But at the time when he was there, he was at his peak of joy. Later that year, he married Mary Hutchinson, a childhood friend, and they had five children together. The city seems to wear a dress of golden sunbeams. The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals.
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. The city has become merged with adjacent green fields and the clear sky overhead. On his way to Dover from London along with his sister Dorothy in a coach in 1802, he is deeply moved by the incomparable beauty of the city viewed from Westminster Bridge over the thames early in the morning. It is an example of a metaphor. The city wears a garment like a far lady. That might be the point Wordsworth had seen and thus he mentally digested it in his sonnet.
This evoked his joy and wonder which promoted him to pen this sweet sonnet. He uses personal pronominal adjectives to personify the sun and the river. In general it is hardly possible to see any of them caused by pollution etc. The poet has never felt such a calmness as this before. Let all the boxes, Phœbus, find thy grace, And, ah, preserve the eighteen-penny place! In line eleven Wordsworth uses the sense of inter emotions. He would have enjoyed the nature many times before. The starting line itself gives ample evidence for his mastery over the language.
Consequently the beauty can only be regarded in the morning or rather the morning represents the beauty. Nature becomes enamored of Lucy and creates a contract with her: in exchange for enjoyment of the natural world's gifts, Lucy must die upon reaching maturity. The sun is just rising up and the great city of London is bathed in its first light. 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. The city is totally silent and clearly visible. She now lives at home with her mother.
It was first published in the collection in 1807. It has a regular pattern following the Italian model. He wants to show how everything in the city is immersed in sunlight. In this way, Wordsworth is treating the city much like one of his regular landscape poems, and providing her with attributes that all hinge upon the total absence of man and of people. Line 12: Like the sun, the river is personalized as well. The sweating Muse does almost leave the chase; She puffs, and hardly keeps your Protean vices pace.