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Comapre and contrast upon westminster bridge and london.

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Compare and contrast the poems 'Upon Westminister Bridge' by William Wordsworth and 'London' by William Blake. Explain which is the more effective and why. in this essay I am going to compare and contrast the poems 'Upon Westminister Bridge' by William Wordsworth, and 'London' by William Blake. I am also going to explain which one is the more effective and why. William Wordsworth was born in 1770 in Lake District. He loved nature and freedom. He had a neurotic sister, so he had to get out of the house and this may be the reason why he loved nature and freedom. William Wordsworth died at the age of 80 in the year 1850. His mother died when he was 8 years old and his father died when he was 13 years old. William attended the grammar school in Hawkstead from 1779 until 1787. During these years he made many visits to the country side, gaining inspiration as the powers of nature exercised their influence. In 1802 William married his childhood companion, Mary Hutchinson. ...read more.

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Romantic poets used their imaginations and intuition to see how the world is going to change. In this case William uses his imagination and intuition to see what London is going to be like after the industrial revolution. The poet is very passionate about London and shows that he loves London by saying 'earth has not anything to show more fair'. This is a positive feeling by the poet. The poem as a whole is full of hyperbole because everything he says is exaggerated. Such as 'Earth has not anything to show more fair'. He exaggerates about this because there are better places than London but that is what William Wordsworth thinks about London. The poem is written as a sonnet which doesn't just show love but it shows the poets love for London. The average number of syllables in each line is 10 and this is called Iambic Pentametre. William uses this because it suggests that he doesn't want anything to change in London, this shows that regular rhythm of the poem and how nothing changes. ...read more.

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The mood of the poem is very positive. 'Beauty of the morning' shows happiness in the poem. He is happy that the morning is beautiful and not like London is today. Passion is another mood that is used in the poem. 'Never felt s calm so deep' is a quote that shows he is passionate about London and its views. The poet is very thankful, I know this because he uses the word' God'. The word 'God' shows that it is all beautiful and peaceful, and he thanks god for creating it. The poet has used some statements in this poem that are his own opinions and he has made them into facts. Evidence for this is 'Earth has not anything to show more fair'. The effect of this is that the reader can understand what he is saying better than if he said 'I think'. The writer has used a colon at the end of some lines so he elaborates on his statements. He dose this so he has proof of why his statement is true. The word 'City' is used but is not just a word, it as a meaning, this is because there is a capital 'C' at the beginning ...read more.

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