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. People there were always busy with themselves and in hectic pace — nobody had enough time to enjoy nature or something like that. While in France, he fell in love with Annette Vallon, daughter of a surgeon. However like clean clothes in the morning, the day is renewed with each sunrise, giving an air of purity to the city. On April 7, 1770, William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, Cumbria, England.
The River Thames moves slowly beneath him. Some of them are unedited while some of them are. William Wordsworth died at Rydal Mount on April 23, 1850, leaving his wife Mary to publish The Prelude three months later. 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. This poem is a Petrarchan sonnet. Westminster Bridge by Joseph Farrington, 1789 the original bridge Westminster Bridge is a road-and-foot-traffic bridge over the in London, linking on the west side and on the east side.
After having finished with a general view on the sonnet, a more detailed analysis concerning some crucial points will follow now. The poet is deeply impressed and stunned at the calm and beauty of the morning. The twelfth verse tells us that the river flows at its own will. What Wordsworth is saying in the quote is that even though London is a big industrial city during the day, at night it sleeps. The river glideth at his own sweet will: Dear God! With a length of 820 feet 250 m and a width of 85 feet 26 m , it is a seven-arch, cast-iron bridge with detailing by the architect of the.
All objects natural or otherwise are now visible because of the glitter of the morning sun which spreads over the landscape. He would have enjoyed the nature many times before. She bore him a daughter named Caroline. Because of the semi-colon before them, the sights are the more obvious choice, but the ambiguity is important. Moreover, it is just as calming to the observer, for even the houses seem to sleep, like the people in them. London during the workday was rude and dirty. In 1795, he met Coleridge at Recedown.
Although Wordsworth worked on The Prelude throughout his life, the poem was published posthumously. The bridge assisted the expanding to the developing as well as goods and carriages from the more estuarine counties and the East Sussex and Kentish ports. While touring Europe, Wordsworth came into contact with the French Revolution. The sight is full of grandeur and appeals greatly to the heart. A curtal sonnet is normally ten and a half or eleven lines long and so makes exactly three quarters of a petrarchan sonnet like Upon Westminster Bridge.
According to industrial production the city was covered by fog nearly everyday. In English, there are two types of sonnets, the Petrarchan and the Shakespearean, both with fourteen lines. The speaker starts out with a huge exaggeration: of the scene before him, 'Earth has not anything to show more fair. The poem is a Petrarchan sonnet, written in loose iambic pentameter. He and his sister, Dorothy, were crossing the bridge in a coach taking them to a boat for a trip across the English Channel to France.
He returned to England in 1793. But at the time when he was there, he was at his peak of joy. It is as though he is surprised at how the simplest things from nature can sway our emotions. In the sestet last six lines of his sonnet, Wordsworth speaks of glorious beauty of the sunshine of the morning. Westminster Bridge was designated a in 1981. The rhyme scheme of the poem is abbaabbacdcdcd.
View From the Westminster Bridge Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 is a pretty straightforward poem. After Hawkshead, Wordsworth studied at St. In the end Wordsworth chooses a state of disillusionment over disconnection from nature. Wordsworth fins this site beautiful which is odd, because he is a romantic poet, and he should only find nature to be beautiful; not a city. And what is this splendid sight? Selected Bibliography Poetry An Evening Walk 1793 Descriptive Sketches 1793 Borders 1795 Lines Written Above Tintern Abbey 1798 Lyrical Ballads J.
This is in contrast to , which is red, the same colour as the seats in the and is on the opposite side of the Houses of Parliament. Wordsworth was a famous Romantic poet. Figurative Language Now let's turn to poem's language. It must have been unreal, in other words incomprehensible, to see that London, which was the biggest city on earth at this time, was lying still without a hint of movement. First of all, Wordsworth uses many poetic devices. The poet feels grateful to God for the quiet scene in which even the house appears so still as if they are sleeping.