Analysis Of William Wordsworth 's ' The Crisp Blank '
1158 WordsFeb 11, 20155 Pages
Poets write about happiness, love, life, loss and desire it is never about a neutral feeling. Poetry is inspired by highs and lows; but William Wordsworth’s refreshed look on life is put into his poetry. The crisp blank paper is transformed into a piece of artwork, Wordsworth was an artist when it came to poetry. His words even today haunt many, especially from his masterpiece “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge September 3, 1802.” The poem, though not one of his most well-known pieces offers a refreshing look at the world through its timeless theme and its inspiring language creating a unique and innovational sonnet.
"Composed Upon Westminster Bridge September 3, 1802" is not like every other Romantic Era poem. This poem is known as a Petrarchan sonnet and as opposed to a Shakespearian sonnet, the Petrarch type to write poetry was a famous Italian style sonnet writing on which eventually became well known across Europe. Romantic poets appreciated Petrarchan.
A Petrarchan sonnet has fourteen lines that are divided into two sections: the first with eight lines and the second with six. At the ninth line, the poem makes a "turn" and begins to elaborate in a different way on the subject or it may introduce a new topic altogether. Wordsworth 's sonnet has a more subtle turn. In the first eight lines he introduces the idea that he has never seen such beauty before and then describes the scene. In the last six lines he returns to the idea of unparalleled beauty, this time