Essay about Comparision of Wordsworth and Blake's Poems

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Authors, William Wordsworth and William Blake convey different messages and themes in their poems, “The World is Too Much with Us” and “The Tyger” consecutively by using the different mechanics one needs to create poetry. Both poems are closely related since they portray different aspects of society but the message remains different. Wordsworth’s poem describes a conflict between nature and humanity, while Blake’s poem issues God’s creations of completely different creatures. In “The World is Too Much with Us,” we figure the theme to be exactly what the title suggests: Humans are so self-absorbed with other things such as materialism that there’s no time left for anything else. In “The Tyger” the theme revolves around the question of what …show more content…
Imagery is clearly evident all throughout the poem, like for example, in lines 6-7, Wordsworth describes how the winds that used to be there are “fading” and “dormant” which makes the reader just picture himself being within nature at that moment. Metaphors and personification are in lines 5 and 7 with the phrase, “sleeping flowers” and “Sea bares her bosom,” since the flowers and sea are given a humanlike quality. An apparent metaphor is given in the 10th line where the speaker mentions he rather be a pagan suckled in a creed outworn” which is being compared to a mother nursing a baby. Finally, there’s a simile in lines 6-7 which compare the winds to “sleeping flowers.” In “The Tyger,” there are plenty of mechanics apparent to help develop the meaning of the poem. There’s definitely a meter which makes the poem run smoothly and the rhyme scheme is AABB…and so on. Most of the punctuation used during the poem is question marks since William Blake writes this poem questioning this mysterious and fascinating creation of the “Tyger.” The speaker is unclear in the poem but I think it’s someone who can definitely vision the appearance of this captivating creature. There’s a lot of repetition in the poem beginning with the first line where the word, “Tyger”
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