Monday, January 9, 2017

Poems by Wordsworth and Blake

The urban center of capital of the United Kingdom has stimulate m each poets throughout the ages: from Chaucers Pilgrims to Larkins The Whitsun Weddings. Two of the nigh distinctive portrayals are William Blakes capital of the United Kingdom (1794) and William Wordsworths constitute upon Westminster couplet, Sept. 3, 1803. Blakes poem presents a bleak view of capital of the United Kingdom in the late eighteenth century, a dismal icon of f eachen humanity. By contrast, Wordsworths Composed upon Westminster Bridge shows the urban center of capital of the United Kingdom as dishy and benign, not in any way threatening or corrupting. This essay explores how these two impressions of London depend on what nerve of London is being examined. Blake wanders roughly London cover its inhabitants and describing what he sees and hears; whereas Wordsworth remains static on Westminster Bridge admiring an early dayspring snapshot view of London while its inhabitants are somnolent: an unu sual opinion of the city for him. It is more usual for Wordsworth to deflect cities in favor of the countryside and nature. In Lines Written a hardly a(prenominal) Miles Above Tintern Abbey composed in 1798, some five old age earlier than Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Wordsworth writes:\n\nI am still\nA lover of the meadows and the woods,\nAnd mountains; and of all that we discriminate\nFrom this green earth; of all the mighty world\nOf tenderness and ear, both what they half-create,\nAnd what perceive; swell up pleased to recognize\nIn nature and the language of my purest thoughts, the nurse,\nThe guide, the shielder of my heart, and soul\nOf all my moral being. (lines 103-112)\n\nYet when praising London in Composed upon Westminster Bridge Wordsworth claims [n]eer saw I, neer felt, a calm so deep (line 12). He sees the city as peaceful and calm, and this impacts on his own cast of mind. However, Wordsworth is viewing London from Westminster Bridge when the city is sle eping - without the chaos of casual life around him. He is simply admiring a snap and doing so in coercive terms: in this em...

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