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Winter Poetry - Skating at Night William Wordsworth.

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Winter Poetry

Skating at Night William Wordsworth

Wordsworth shows a positive fond memory of winter that is personal to him. He gives a feeling of excitement by using 'and'. Also he shows how noisy it is by using 'bellowing' and 'not a voice was idle'. Even though it was cold Wordsworth would rather be outside with his friends then inside: 'I heeded not the summons. Wordsworth also wants excitement and freedom: 'Proud and exulting'. He likes to play games with his friends, like a native foxhunt: 'Games confederate of the chase'

He uses similes and metaphors to show he is exhilarated and has loads of energy: 'Untired horse' and 'the resounding horn'. Wordsworth has used onomatopoeia and alliteration to show the effect of speed: 'We hissed along' and 'The pack loud bellowing' speed is also shown by using the word 'flew', the simile 'Tinkled like iron' shows the brittle side of winter.

Wordsworth uses the word 'melancholy' to show that the beautiful scene, he once knew, is fading with old age a shows a slight sadness to the poem.

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