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This essay is going to compare the content, the structure and the language of the two poems, 'Daffodils' and 'Westminster Bridge,' both composed by the poet, William Wordsworth.

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COMPARE 'DAFFODILS' AND 'WESTMINSTER BRIDGE' This essay is going to compare the content, the structure and the language of the two poems, 'Daffodils' and ' Westminster Bridge,' both composed by the poet, William Wordsworth. The content of both the poems, 'Daffodils' and 'Westminster Bridge,' is describing the beauty of the scene. In 'Daffodils,' the daffodils, being the scene, are describes as ' a host of golden daffodils,' and 'continuous as the stars that shine.' The same concept has been put in 'Westminster Bridge,' 'the beauty of the morning.' Wordsworth describes his emotional response to the scene, in both of his poems. In 'Daffodils,' 'poet could not... be gay,' and in 'Westminster Bridge,' 'Ne'er saw I, never felt... so deep.' These were the similarities between the contents of the two poems. ...read more.


There is also an Iambic Rhythm present in each line and the terminology used is deceptively simple, and the combination of all these things, makes it even easier and quicker to be read. Whereas 'Westminster Bridge' is a sonnet, one of the more complex styles of writing a poem. Wordsworth has written in it a slightly irregular conduct as this poem is not written in stanzas, such as the poem 'Daffodils'. Though, this one verse, follows a slightly irregular rhythm configuration of 'abbaabbacdcdcd,' which creates a slow grand effect suitable for Wordsworth's emotional engagement. There are ten syllables present in each line and each line also has an Iambic Pentameter, which gives the verse more of a poetry effect. The vocabulary is more sophisticated than in 'Daffodils,' which gives it a touch of complexity. ...read more.


The language is simple but more sophisticated. '...glittering ...smokeless...,' gives perfection to the scene, as it implies that there is no pollution, just beauty. Inverted word order is also used in the two poems. In 'Daffodils,' 'Ten thousand saw I at a glance.'. Wordsworth has also used figurative language, 'Ten thousand....' In 'Westminster Bridge,' inverted word order is used, 'dull would he be....' The use of inverted word order makes the poem more enjoyable, whereas a normal word order would be monotonous. Overall, it can be concluded that poems, 'Daffodils,' and 'Westminster Bridge' are very similar to each other in content, and in some language features, though the vocabulary used in 'Westminster Bridge' is a lot more sophisticated than the vocabulary used in 'Daffodils. The structures of the two poems are very different from each other, irregular or regular, they both follow a flow. In there own way, 'Westminster Bridge,' (sophisticated) and 'Daffodils,' are both appealing. Aqsa Mansoor 10B 1 ...read more.

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