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This essay is about comparing the two poems London and Composed upon a westminster bridge , london is by a man named William Blake who has a very bad view of london during the romantic period and C.U.W.B

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English Essay Examine the representation of london in the romantic period in the two poems 'London' and 'Composed upon a westminster bridge' This essay is about comparing the two poems London and Composed upon a westminster bridge , london is by a man named William Blake who has a very bad view of london during the romantic period and C.U.W.B is by a man named William Wordsworth who had a relitively good view of london , but i'll go on to that later.. Anyway , in the poem , London , Blake mentions in stanza 1 the word CHARTERED twice , this emphasises how everything in london is owned by the rich , Blake has his view like this because when he was around he wasnt the richest man on earth , but , with Wordsworth its a completely different story , because , he sees london as a masterpiece ...read more.

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, like in line 8 of his poem where he says/writes 'All bright and glittering in the smokeless air' , this is Wordsworths way of suggesting positive connotations of light which is a way of saying London is not a dull place to be but a rather nice beautiful landmark in Britain , also he suggests (not literally but he suggests this in his words) that London is , shiny , new , dazzling which is created by the beautiful sun rising up to shine upon London and finally , when he mentions smokeless air , this suggests that London is pollutionless , clear , clean , and its innocent , which is also like saying that there is no bad stuff going on in London , but that is not what Blake thinks.. ...read more.

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he makes the point of the huge Sun rising from behind the rocks as manly ; this effect is put into place by the fact that he uses the word 'His' to describe the Sun , it could also mean that he thinks men are more powerfulo than women , here he is being slightly like Blake but using different comparisons . Wordsworth use of the words Valley , Rock or Hill present more natural images and the Romantic period was famous for natural experiences and imagery .. In lines 9-12 , in the poem London , Blake mentions mainly yet more bad things about london (well he has throughout the poem but .. ) like the Chimney sweeps cry and the Hapless soldiers cry these represent the jobs the poor people have to do and how they weep about doing them as they are awful jobs to have to do. ...read more.

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