London fete and composed upon Westminster Bridge. I am going to be comparing two poems in this essay the first poem is London fete which was
Emily baker A London fete and composed upon Westminster Bridge. I am going to be comparing two poems in this essay the first poem is London fete which was written by a man called Coventry Patmore this poem is about a hanging that took place and about the effect it had on other people who watched. The second poem is composed upon Westminster bridge by William words worth which is about a man who is standing on a bridge describing the view he sees and how he feels looking at this view. The theme to composed upon Westminster Bridge is firstly about nature and beauty and peace. It describes his view of London to be beautiful and how he feels so calm and relaxed from looking at the view. It's not an angry poem it's sensuous. A London fete is about violence and death. It has an unhappy theme as it is about a man getting hanged and how viewers are enjoying and getting adrenalin from watching this .the theme is really death and the poem is full of violence. It isn't relaxing at all as it is a negative mood. The mood in this poem is negative and dull; it shows sad and violent images which puts the mood in this poem bad. For example the poem says "thousands of eyeballs, lit with hell" which creates a bad mood as it saying people are watching and waiting with evil eyes which isn't a calm atmosphere. In Westminster Bridge the poem creates a happy positive mood as
Comparison between ‘The Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth, and ‘Miracle on St.David’s Day’ by Gillian Clarke.
Comparison between 'The Daffodils' by William Wordsworth, and 'Miracle on St.David's Day' by Gillian Clarke. The Daffodils by William Wordsworth was written in the eighteenth century. Gillian Clarke wrote miracle on St.David's day in the twentieth century, 1980, making her a contemporary poet. The obvious comparison between the two poems is their involvement with daffodils, but there are many others. For instance they are both based on real, spectacular events, and vivid memories. They were both also written several years after the event took place. This is perhaps the first instance that the poet realised the incredible, lasting effect that the moment had inflicted on them, and that they could clearly recall the event such a long period of time after. However, as always when comparing two poems, there are clear differences, more in the structure of the poem than the content. There are still differences in the subject and setting, for instance, Miracle is set in an enclosed, cold setting, with the beauty on the outside rather than inside, whereas The Daffodils is something beautiful happening in setting surroundings. The structure of the poems has obvious differences, the most noticeable being length and rhyme. Miracle is more like a piece of prose than a poem, but is written in poem form. It is also a great deal longer and some stanzas are linked together to try and keep
Westminster Bridge. Westminster Bridge is written by William Wordsworth. The poem depicts a city/city life and is a reflection of the style of romantic movement. William Wordsworth describes things he sees positively, e.g. "earth has not anything to show more fair". Which means he likes to look at things his way, which is to look at the beautiful side of things. It creates pleasurable passages that are easily read and understood while still accessing a great deal of emotion and image form. It gives different readers many different interpretations of what the poem is about, the images and emotions felt, yet still maintaining the secret of what Wordsworth himself would have had in mind about the meaning of the poem. Upon Westminster Bridge creates for the readers that sense of awe that was felt by William Wordsworth whilst gazing upon the view of London and this awe can be seen from the very beginning of the passage, "Earth has not anything to show more fair." Just the language used is like a spell cast upon the reader giving off a sense of calmness and tranquillity. He writes as though he appreciates the rare opportunity to see the real beauty of London. The poem gives you the feeling as if you were part of the poem or the author, sitting on Westminster Bridge admiring the view. In this descriptive poem he goes into the finer details of what he sees and what is around him.
Explore the Romantic Aspects of At Least Four of the Poems That You Have Studied In the Collection The poems I will be describing date back to the Romanticism period of time. The word "romanticism" originally originates from the Romans. This era started in 1780AD. Previous to this period of time, there was an era of science and fact. This was known as the era of enlightenment. This is the purpose of the romantic era, which still exists today. It was to acquire an escape from the science and realistic way of life. There are many different well known poets of this era. For example there is John Keats, William Blake, William Wordsworth and many more. These poets all had romanticism exposed in a variety of ways. As well as the traditional sense of love, there are many other aspects. These other aspects include beauty, nature, cosmic, glory, religious beliefs and transcendence. The most important purpose for these poems portrayed the escapism that people wanted to experience. The nihilism was the main cause of this entire era as people felt emptiness within them and wanted to escape to a world of imagination and fiction. The first poem I will analyse for romantic aspects is a poem called The Tyger by William Blake. William Blake was born in 1757 and died in 1827. In this poem, there is a romantic aspect within the title. As mentioned previously, nature is a part of
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge - Poets often express great enthusiasm in their poetry. Show how Wordsworth does this in the poem.
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge By: William Wordsworth Poets often express great enthusiasm in their poetry. Show how Wordsworth does this in the poem. William Wordsworth expresses his feelings and views about the majestic morning view of London through this poem. He writes as though he appreciates the rare opportunity to see the real beauty of London. The poem gives you the feeling as if you were part of the poem or the author, sitting on Westminster Bridge admiring the view. In this descriptive poem, Wordsworth goes into the finer details of what he sees and what is around him. Wordsworth uses a range of techniques to express his views and has created a soft yet enthusiastic atmosphere to this poem. Wordsworth portrays London as a majestic city in the morning as the sun shines onto the city. He writes "A sight so touching in its majesty" (Line 3). He tries to tell the audience; despite of the present condition London is in, it still is beautiful under all the pollution. Wordsworth is impressed with the view of London, capital of England on this morning. London being the capital was the where all major events happened and where everything was. He describes the various monuments surrounding him as he sits upon Westminster Bridge and he comments on how everything is now clear and open for the public to see. He says, "Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
How does Coleridge's Kubla Khan explain the process of creativity? Coleridge's " Kubla Khan" is an extremely enchanting poem which is based around the 'stately pleasure dome' of the emperor, Kubla Khan. Although the poem is set around this pleasure dome, it can be noticed that the poem had profound depth to it. If one is able to understand the hidden symbols and meanings within the poem, it becomes clear that Coleridge's " Kubloa Khan" does not simply describe a pleasure dome, it is also a prolonged metaphore for the process of creativity. From the immediate start of the poem, the reader finds themselves subjected to interprete these hidden symbols. ' In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decree; Where Alph, the sacred river ran' Although this passage seems straight forward, it contains the essential first three symbols of which the entire poem is based upon. ' Xanadu' symbolises the poet's mind, as Xanadu like the mind is the site where all the forecoming events take place. Kubla Khan actually exsisted in real life as the sole ruler of an Asian empire and had an extreme amount of power. This is why perhaps, Coleridge chose Kubla Khan to represent the poet, ( himself). This would not have been an extraordinary choice for Coleridge to make, as he belonged to a group of poets called the Romantics who believed that they could see things clearer and feel
William Wordsworth, known as one of the first generation of romantic poets lived from 1770-1850. Apart from romantic poems Wordsworth covered sonnets and poems expressing the child-like features of natural and man-made landscape. Two of his most famous works that fit into this genre are 'The Daffodils', a poem looking at the beauty of nature and 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge Sept. 3, 18' a petrachan sonnet looking at natures contrast-man-made beauty. He was influenced by all elements of the world, and also, closer relations like his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth. Many times Dorothy contributed to his masterpieces, recorded through Dorothy's diary, now known as the 'Grassmere Journals'. Another patron that helped Wordsworth along the way was Sir George Beaumont, a friend and comrade of Wordsworth who frequently shared thoughts in letters. Many of his pieces reflect the beauty of the world and Wordsworths' amazement at this. His ability to see the world through the wonder and freshness of a child allowed him to write some of the best and most unforgettable poems of our time. The poem 'The Daffodils' derived from a trip to Eusmere with his sister, Dorothy. On the journey they passed a field of daffodils, described by Dorothy as to be 'dancing' and in 'gayety'- recorded in the Grassmere Journals. This famous poem has been described as a 'beautiful expression of joy'. The
"I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud" - analyse and interpret Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud" ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The poem "I wandered lonely as a cloud" was written in 1804 by William Wordsworth, and is categorized as a representation of Romanticism. A typical Romantic poem often starts with a description of nature, and then slowly moves on to a human emotional problem, which is a result of the observation of nature.1 This statement matches Wordsworth's poem. The Romanticism was a period, where people had become fascinated by nature and the effect that nature has upon the state of mind. The Romantics viewed nature as a deity with which they could develop a relationship, and Wordsworth was a poet who inspired himself from nature, and his main theme of this poem was the human emotions inspired by nature. Wordsworth opens his poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" with him describing his action of walking in the landscape. The poem creates mental images for the reader through his use of similes and personification. In the first line, "I wandered lonely as a cloud", Wordsworth presents a simile comparing him to a wandering lonely cloud. As the cloud appears to be lonely, fluttering around wherever the wind may take it, the reader gets the feeling that he is alone and sad, as a
Daffodils, by William Wordsworth As in many of Wordsworth's poems, he is describing what effect nature has or had on him. In this poem- "Daffodils"- he is describing his sighting of a "crowd" of golden daffodils. He is describing how beautiful they were, how they made him feel, how they moved and what they looked like. He is describing something he has obviously seen and captured in his imagination, something which really struck him. The poet is trying to stress to the reader the beauty of the daffodils, and how it struck him, and makes him happy when he remembers them. He is trying to tell the reader how beautiful nature is and how it affects him. Wordsworth was writing during the time of the industrial revolution, when lots of pollution was being produced and nature being damaged, cut down or just cleared out because they needed space for new factories, as well as fuel for them. The pollution also damaged nature. Wordsworth wants to persuade the reader that nature is to be admired- not destroyed. He wants to persuade the reader that nature is beautiful, stunning, something to be preserved. Wordsworth obviously liked nature- most of his poems are about it and one of his hobbies was walking- so he wanted it to be preserved, so it could still be enjoyed later, by others. He seemed to almost admire the daffodils- he approached them in a manner which seemed to show he was
0/10/07 The Prelude "One Evening" is a poem about Wordsworth, as a school boy, who is on holiday by the shores of Patterdale. The poem is set as the title suggests in the evening. "Nutting" is also about a school boy who is walking through a forest during the daytime. It does not state whether it is morning or afternoon, but I get the feeling it is morning. "One Evening" contains several descriptions of the place, for example "The moon was up, the Lake was shining clear among the hoary mountains": and "When from behind that craggy Steep, till then the bound of the horizon, a huge Cliff, as if with voluntary power instinct, uprear'd its head. In "Nutting", the description of the place is much warmer and friendly - "I came to one dear nook unvisited, where not a broken bough drooped with its withered leaves, ungracious sign of devastation: but the hazels rose tall and erect with tempting clusters hung." The two places described create two different moods and pictures in my imagination. "One Evening" is dark and spooky and cold, "Nutting" is the complete opposite, even though there is water there. In "One evening" Wordsworth is describing how he took a small boat which was tied to a willow tree and started to row it across the lake. He felt excited and rowed the boat as quickly as he could. He was also a little afraid he might be caught. In "Nutting" I get the feeling of a