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Analysis of William Wordsworth's style of writing in the poems, "Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802" and " Resolution and Independence".

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Analysis of William Wordsworth's style of writing in the poems, "Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802" and " Resolution and Independence"

"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her."- This quote of William Wordsworth, encapsulates the intense bond between Nature and him. Wordsworth was born at Cockermouth in Cumberland in 1770. He was the pioneer of a novel style of poetry, which was primarily nature-oriented. He replaced the lofty and eloquent style used at that time with his clear and simple language. His poems mostly dealt with pastoral folk who lived amidst Nature. His poems portray the moral influence exerted by nature on human thought and feeling.

The petrachean sonnet "Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802" mainly describes the skyline of London from above the Thames and is set early in the morning. Wordsworth, who was more enthralled by the beauty of Nature, was not familiar with the bustling city that he was passing through. The sonnet describes the tranquility of the city before everyone wakes up and goes about their consistent daily routine and before pollution spreads her ugly wings over the city. Wordsworth makes use of a vast imagery while describing

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