Comparison of Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth and London by William Blake

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Comparison of Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth and London by William Blake Throughout the coursework I will refer to William Wordsworth as Wordsworth and William Blake as Blake. The poems of Wordsworth and Blake are both about London however, Wordsworth’s poem was written when he came to visit London whereas Blake lived in London. Wordsworth’s poem is about the finery of London one can see this as he writes in line 1; “Earth has not anything to show more fair:” Whereas in Blake’s poem he does not write about the praise of London although he loved London we are told he sees that London has its bad points. In Wordsworth’s poems there is an absence of people whereas in …show more content…

His poem is not recording one moment like the poem of Wordsworth is but it is talking about what happens all the time. Wordsworth can see as far as St Paul’s Dome and he can see a lot of field area as it says; “Ships, towers domes, theatres, and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky;” In Blake’s poem in line 3 it says; “And mark in every face I meet” Here mark means I notice but in line 4 when it says; “Marks of weakness, marks of woe.” The word mark refers to a sign of misery he says that the people look weary and sorrowful. In line 4 the word “cry” means shout in this case. In Wordsworth’s poem line 8 it says “All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.” The words bright and glittering describe the scene whereas the words smokeless air denotes that it was really early in the morning and the fires had not yet been turned on in the houses so there was no smoke. The fact that the air was smokeless could also mean that because of that he could see far in the distance and therefore could see fields. He then goes on in line 9 to say that; “Never did a sun more beautifully steep,” By this Wordsworth meant that although he has seen dazzling sunrises out in the country he has never seen a sunrise like this in the city. The sunrise was breathtaking it was as if the sun

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