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Discuss the different views of London presented in "London" and "Composed upon Westminster Bridge , September 3, 1802".
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Discuss the different views of London presented in "London" and "Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802"
"London" is a poem by William Blake and was written in 1794 and is a very contrasting poem from "Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802". Both were written within a decade of each other but both have very contrasting views of London. Blake's poem is political where Wordsworth's is almost romantic as it is written in Sonnet form. "London" is a view of the city as seen through the eyes of William Blake- a Londoner and very religious but against the established church. "Westminster Bridge" on the other hand is a view of London as perceived by a visitor who is used to living in the countryside. "London" is about the people and uses a lot of metaphors to describe the situation of the people. "Westminster Bridge" describes the beauty of London in the early morning.
Wordsworth's "Westminster Bridge" is written in the form of an Italian Petrarchan sonnet which, in my opinion is appropriate because he expresses a liking for London. Blake's poem however is written as a lyrical ballad and he uses colloquial language so that it
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