Sunday, October 30, 2016

Poems by Wordsworth and Blake

The city of capital of the United Kingdom has inspired many poets end-to-end the ages: from Chaucers Pilgrims to Larkins The Whitsun Weddings. twain of the most distinctive portrayals argon William Blakes London (1794) and William Wordsworths constitute upon Westminster connect, Sept. 3, 1803. Blakes numbers presents a bleak take up of London in the juvenile 18th century, a gloomful picture of f all(a)en humanity. By contrast, Wordsworths placid upon Westminster tide over shows the city of London as beautiful and benign, not in any way baleful or corrupting. This essay explores how these deuce impressions of London depend on what aspect of London is creation examined. Blake wanders nigh London wake its inhabitants and describing what he sees and hears; whereas Wordsworth remains soundless on Westminster Bridge admiring an early on morning snapshot stack of London while its inhabitants are asleep: an un unwashed position of the city for him. It is more usual for Wor dsworth to reject cities in prefer of the countryside and nature. In Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey quiet in 1798, some tail fin years earlier than Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Wordsworth writes:\n\nI am belt up\nA lover of the meadows and the woods,\nAnd mountains; and of all that we behold\nFrom this green solid ground; of all the mighty demesne\nOf eye and ear, both what they half-create,\nAnd what dig; well pleased to mark\nIn nature and the quarrel of my purest thoughts, the nurse,\nThe guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul\nOf all my moral being. (lines 103-112)\n\nYet when praise London in Composed upon Westminster Bridge Wordsworth claims [n]eer adage I, never felt, a calm so deep (line 12). He sees the city as cool and calm, and this impacts on his own pull in of mind. However, Wordsworth is viewing London from Westminster Bridge when the city is sleeping - without the snake pit of daily life around him. He is simply admiring a scene an d doing so in unequivocal terms: in this em...

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