The two poems I have chosen to write about are: 'London' by William Blake and 'Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3rd 1802' by William Wordsworth. This poem also contains examples of personification, which assigns human characteristics to non-human objects. The river Thames flows majestically in its own course, at its own chosen path. The speaker starts out with a huge exaggeration: of the scene before him, 'Earth has not anything to show more fair. 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 speaker finds delight at the natural beauty that continues all around him as industrialized civilization rests. This is a perfect example of theme being developed because someone would have to look insanely hard to make that comparison, and notice the true beauty. Blake uses repetition to emphasise his idea of the monotonous hardship and misery of the people of London.
Also chartered means on a map, almost as if it is owned, by the king perhaps. Generally apart from human, all the male animals are more handsome when compared with the female ones. It was with Coleridge that Wordsworth published the famous Lyrical Ballads J. He was appointed as Poet Laureate in Succession to Robert Southey in 1843. The poet records his impressions of the scene at early dawn when no mechanized activity is going on and the air is clean and devoid of smoke. Interestingly, Blake is able to give a very comprehensive image of London, without discussing the city directly. The first two lines of the poem demonstrate the metric pattern: The first eight lines present a view of the city as it wears the sunlit morning like a garment and its edifices glitter beneath the sky.
Your original question had to be edited as it contained more than one question. In 1798, they jointly published Lyrial Ballads — a book containing 23 poems, which revolutionized the English poetic diction. So what makes a sonnet Petrarchan? What is strange about this poem is that Wordsworth, a Romantic poet who focussed so much on the beauty of Nature and the countryside, takes as his topic the city of London and treats it with a distinctly Romantic flavour. He is comparing the sun to tea in this quote. Not only is the beauty enchanting, but also the peace and calm which the scene has on the mind of the poet: In such an atmosphere even the houses seem asleep and all is still. William Blake was an individual who lived and grew up in London, working from a young age. John's College in Cambridge and before his final semester, he set out on a walking tour of Europe, an experience that influenced both his poetry and his political sensibilities.
The poet starts his poem by saying that the scene of the city from Westminster Bridge is so beautiful that there cannot be anything more beautiful than this scene on this earth. The message here is that even an ugly, quacking duckling can become a lovely, soundless swan. Life and Works of William Wordsworth William Wordsworth, the poet and prophet of Nature, was born in 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland in the beautiful Lake country of Northern England. The beauty of such simple things can be seen better when all is still. Two years later, in 1797, Wordsworth and Coleridge moved to Somersetshire. GradeSaver, 17 November 2007 Web. This gives the poem a strong and steady rhythm as it is read, which helps to emphasise the monotony and duty of the lives Blake describes.
He received his education at the grammar school at Hawkshead and at St. However in the poem Composed upon Westminster Bridge we see a different side of Wordsworth were he describes a city so still and peaceful the beauty is hard to pass unnoticed. Upon Westminster Bridge is made up of fourteen lines, which is divided into two; an octave which is made up of eight lines and a sestet which is made up of the remaining six. The manner in which Composed upon Westminster Bridge is. The reduced version of a petrarchan Sonnet by Hopkins praises God for all the odd and strange things within nature. Never before has the poet witnessed such beauty which the splendour of the sun radiates over valley, rock or hills.
Blake uses iambic pentameter, except for the third quatrain, where dactylic pentameter is used instead. The poet gives earth human feature by saying that the earth shows him the scenery, where as he is seeing the scenery himself. However, Blake and Wordsworth use different methods to create a detailed picture of London for the reader. A Petrarchan sonnet consists of an eight-line stanza octave and a six-line stanza sestet. One important thing to remember is the background of the poet.
Full stops and commas are used widely, but no exclamation marks. This word alludes to even the streets and rivers suffering under political oppression, and the word hints at the miserable and dark life of chimneysweepers, soldiers and harlots in the following part of the poem, who are all poorly paid. Upon analysis, the poem reveals the Romantic interest in the natural world. Wordsworth continues to surprise his reader by saying that the sun has never shone more beautifully, even on natural things. Looking back in the brilliant morning sunlight at the sleeping city of London, the poet composed his Petrarchan sonnet in a tone peaceful and serene.
Only those whose souls are dull would not be touched by the awe-inspiring scene; the greatness is majestic. He would have enjoyed the nature many times before. The poem was actually written about an experience that took place on July 31, 1802 during a trip to France with Wordsworth's sister,. He feels very strongly about the city being man-made and better than anything natural. Both poems give their own, different accounts of London at around the same period. 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.