Compare the ways in which Wordsworth presents London in Upon Westminster Bridge with Blakes view of London in his poem London.

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Compare the ways in which Wordsworth presents London in “Upon Westminster Bridge” with Blake’s view of London in his poem “London”.

London, the best place you could ever dream of or the worst nightmare? London in 1700’s was a different city, they didn’t have cars instead of that they had horses, there was less pollution and fewer roads. People used to wear more formal clothes.  In this piece of coursework I am going to compare ‘London’ by William Blake and ‘Upon Westminster Bridge’ by William Wordsworth.  William Wordsworth used to live on countryside, he only seen the positive side of London as William Blake lived in London and saw the realistic world.  Blake only has seen the negative side of London.

When you are looking from the bridge you can have a good overview and the bad side about looking from the bridge is that you can’t see the details because you are distances. Wordsworth visit London in the morning and in most of the country’s in the morning everything is quiet because the city is asleep. Wordsworth had a sad life because when he was around 8 years his mother died, and when he was 13 his father died, when he visited London that could be a runaway from problems that he might have and be able to forget about the sad moments.  He also might feel that he is not overruled by somebody else, he could feel free.

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Both of the poems are about London but both of them got different background. Blake see the negative side when he written ‘Blasts the new-born Infant’s tear’ by this quote we can tell that every one live with a fear. Every child that was born must have a bad life because in those times they mum’s might been a prostitute because if a women needs money she was able to sell herself because she wasn’t able to find a better job. The poor people weren’t able to be educated.   Poor people in their times would be always poor. ...

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