Sonnet: Composed Upon Westminster Bridge - Poetry Analysis - William Wordsworth

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  • Sonnet: Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
    • Lines 1-8
      • all add up to one sentence
      • poet describes view of the city from the bridge
        • nothing on Earth is more fair than what he sees
          • anyone who passes by without stopping has a "dull" soul
      • takes place in beauty of the morning
        • lies like a blanket over the silent city
        • no pollution
        • open to the fields and sky
    • lines 9-14
      • sun never shone more beautifully
        • even on nature
      • never felt such calm
      • river
        • glides along at any pace it chooses
        • personified
      • ending
        • houses seem asleep
        • exclamation
        • heart of the city is still
    • analysis
      • Italian sonnet
      • iambic pentameter
        • 10 syllables per line
      • rhyme scheme
        • abbaabbacdcdcd
      • experience took place on July 31st 1802
        • during a trip to france
      • surprising
        • romantic poet
          • finds the city the fairest thing on earth, and not nature
            • describes beautiful manmade things
              • ships
              • domes
              • towers
              • theatres
              • temples
            • describes nature in the 7th line
              • describes how the city is open to he fields and the sky
                • city is not part of nature, but is not in conflict with nature
                  • described in the next line
                    • air is smokeless
                      • no pollution
        • sun never shone more beautifully
          • even on natural things
          • finds the city the fairest thing on earth, and not nature
            • describes beautiful manmade things
              • ships
              • domes
              • towers
              • theatres
              • temples
            • describes nature in the 7th line
              • describes how the city is open to he fields and the sky
                • city is not part of nature, but is not in conflict with nature
                  • described in the next line
                    • air is smokeless
                      • no pollution
      • personification
        • houses
        • sun
        • river
    • William Wordsworth
      • born 7 april 1770 in england
        • died 23 april 1850 in england
      • romantic
        • launched romantic age in Literature
      • family
        • father
          • representative of 1st earl of Lonsdale
            • many business trips
              • distant relationship
          • encouraged reading

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