The Treaty of Amiens 1802 enabled him to travel once again to France. The buildings and ships are seen as part of the greater setting: the natural landscape. He is deeply moved by the natural beauty of the city as seen from the Westminster Bridge in the early morning. He's like the person in front of you at the supermarket who's going to spend 10 minutes at the cash register and there's nothing you can do about it. The willing students are requested to get them registered as soon as possible for their bright future.
In comparison, other cities like Norwich had almost tiny populations 30000. The inhabitants of the houses are asleep, therefore the houses are quiet and peaceful. This poem also contains examples of personification, which assigns human characteristics to non-human objects. Image: Westminster Bridge and Abbey by William Daniell, 1813;. The very houses seem asleep; And all that mighty heart is lying still! Although he wanted to marry Vallon in 1791, he had been forced to return to Britain owing to the possibility of war between France and Britain.
The various landmarks visible from the bridge, including St. The speaker spends most of the poem celebrating the majesty of the city before the day has begun. The Substance: The poet is crossing the Westminster Bridge over the Thames in a coach early in the morning. He creates the impression that nature is a living being with a soul. .
The Features: The poem Upon the Westminster Bridge is a perfect sonnet. 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. Both of the poems are written in a very peaceful tone and also make the mood very calm. This emphasizes the beauty of the city in the morning. A touching sight is intimate and personal, while a majestic one is grand and public.
The poet personifies the houses as people who are still asleep in the early morning. In lines 1 through 8, which together compose a single sentence, the speaker describes what he sees as he stands on Westminster Bridge looking out at the city. His sister, Dorothy Wordsworth accompanied him during the meeting. I had a long-cherished desire to do something useful for the students specially who are not so strong in education. The speaker can almost see the expansion and contraction of the houses, as if they were taking deep breaths. People there were always busy with themselves and in hectic pace — nobody had enough time to enjoy nature or something like that.
However,I am doing this mostly for savouring the taste of beauty that lies within them and for simply playing and staying involved with amazing streams of words for a while. The sun has begun to rise, casting a bright yellow light over those famous London landmarks. It became one with the adjacent fields and the sky overhead. Blake might of thought negatively about London because at that time London was in the industrial revolution. But it's an innocent exaggeration as he is so caught up in the moment. For the brief time between sunrise and the beginning of the workday, the speaker feels 'a calm so deep.
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. Hence, by using personifications, Wordsworth enlivens the city. All is calm and quiet. The rhyme scheme is adapted to the form of the sonnet which leads to the rhyme pattern abba abba cdcdcd. London, even by the early nineteenth century, was a world of industrialisation, smog that is, smoky fog, created by industrial activity , as well as the centre of government and empire, two things that came under heavy scrutiny from the early Romantic poets. These two authors both embody their views in visual images, but they create totally different effects in tone and theme by the techniques of word choice and imagery. Also, the City herself seems alive.
Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples are glittering brightly in the smokeless air. Therefore, when the persona describes the houses as sleeping, he is emphasizing the peace that exists in the city in the morning. Consequently the beauty can only be regarded in the morning or rather the morning represents the beauty. The persona is setting the stage for the reader, introducing the fact that the city is beautiful. He has a unique way of describing it with simple language, reflecting in the simplest way his own personal first person perspective and thoughts on the scene from the bridge. The way Wordsworth uses imagery, figures of speech and tone in the writing of Composed upon Westminster Bridge is how he can get other to feel as if they were there that morning to see and feel what he did.