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Composed Upon Westminster Bridge Analysis



Author: Poetry of William Wordsworth Type: Poetry Views: 14415

Earth has not anything to show more fair:

Dull would he be of soul who could pass by

A sight so touching in its majesty:

This City now doth like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning; silent , bare,

Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie

Open unto the fields, and to the sky,

All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

Never did the sun more beautifully steep

In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;

Ne'er saw I, never felt a calm so deep!

The river glideth at his own sweet will:

Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;

And all that mighty heart is lying still!





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dear log: the gang besties have gained new qualifications

| Posted on 2014-06-03 | by a guest


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Dear diary
Glesbian
that is all though
the gang besties

| Posted on 2014-05-31 | by a guest


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Christian Mingle
cough cough Gles
drumming
ergh so rude just cut out my life !

| Posted on 2014-05-31 | by a guest


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Dear log:
only 2 more weeks of exams woohoo
the things we (the gang besties) will miss:
English
Music
The Gang
Schuh
the Westminster Bridge
this website!
Christian x bye!

| Posted on 2014-05-31 | by a guest


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dear log
so
today was leavers day!
we cried so much
lol jk we hate all of you!
#schuh

| Posted on 2014-05-09 | by a guest


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when i look back on my educashon
and all that i have learnt
lol joke! we still haven't finished the syllabus.
haha

| Posted on 2014-05-03 | by a guest


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Dear Diary: Last Friday
Today was the last friday of year 11 and i felt anticipated throughout for some huge celebration to occur but to no avail. It's weird! Last friday.... no fish and chips, no last period english, no stalking, nothing.
Soon i will leave it all behind and i hope that day is nearby but right now nothing feels different.
I still think the same and act the same and i don't know why! It's all coming up so soon!
Last friday was when things still seemed normal but now everything is in bits and i'm leaving it all behind :P

| Posted on 2014-05-02 | by a guest


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oi
dear log is my starter not yurs. im sueing
educashon

| Posted on 2014-05-01 | by a guest


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Dear Log: Leavers
my song is about leaving the school behind. As i leave year 11 soon i am looking forward to the upcoming weeks where i am reborn into a new, older and more mature individual. Just like the leaves on the tree, we are let go to experience the world for ourselves and to have a new sense of independent only achieved by hard work and positive thoughts ~ and i'll remember you, it's too easy to say, but you're caught in the moment, that is life and all it's glory :)

| Posted on 2014-05-01 | by a guest


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Dear log,
you'll(the bridge) will pay for what you did to x i'm typing this as you sent 'my phone is my revision guide LOLS'-20:17

| Posted on 2014-05-01 | by a guest


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Dear Diary: 27/4/14
I have been staying up listening to the hustling winds and the songs from the city. Like waves on a lake. They sound so near, but you never hear. And oh, oh my, cloud flicker the skies, i see the patterns reflect in your eyes.... and you're sorry now, but eventually, you'll start to see things from my point of view :) (olivia svensson, songs from abroad and from the heart, obviously. haha)

| Posted on 2014-04-26 | by a guest


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Dear Log,
Hahahaha mixing it up #TheGangBesties
we livez unda dat bridge coz we #ghetto
Wesminster4lyf
lav it

| Posted on 2014-04-26 | by a guest


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Dear Diary: 25/4/14
I've been found out!
Today during class i webcamed people on a website and now everyonw knows i'm lonely on the inside.
Just as upon Westminister Bridge my tears seem small compared to the vast river of the asylum.

| Posted on 2014-04-25 | by a guest


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Dear diary:
here in th ghetto we get no sunshine jst rain but dis poem brings me 2 joy luv london luv westminister #bridge banter 4 life.
rite now life is v lonesome but dis poem sep 3, 1802 knows me

| Posted on 2014-04-24 | by a guest


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during the study of this poem i think....i can see the London of 1802.outstanding!!!a real masterpiece from William Wordsworth.

| Posted on 2013-05-16 | by a guest


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this is a quit beautiful poem..it displays the beauty of westminister\'s bridge at london and also how close william wordsworth was with nature. he truely is a legendrous poet. especially his this poem impressed me a lot ... beautiful pom.. truely a gud sight to be seen:)

| Posted on 2013-01-04 | by a guest


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Read Edna St Vincent Millay poem:
Gods World.
Millay feels same awe for the world around her.

| Posted on 2012-11-27 | by a guest


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this peom is quite exciting to true poem lovers not to blabbers.one can understand the beauty of nature and the comparrissons with london,all the beauty of it came from nature and the suns reflection on different colour buildings.IF you really want to see what the poet saw,wakeup early in the morning and shit on a hill that look down at your home town,then you will see the true beauty of the peom..CLEOZAN

| Posted on 2012-08-02 | by a guest


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this peom is quite exciting to true poem lovers not to blabbers.one can understand the beauty of nature and the comparrissons with london,all the beauty of it came from nature and the suns reflection on different colour buildings.IF you really want to see what the poet saw,wakeup early in the morning and shit on a hill that look down at your home town,then you will see the true beauty of the peom..CLEOZAN

| Posted on 2012-08-02 | by a guest


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i think that this is an excellent piece of literature for english students to analyse. wordsworth wants to fuse his love for nature with the scene he is observing standing over westminster bridge in london. he basks in the sight of the morning light illuminating the still horizon, however he knows that it wont last as long as he would like. the day will bring about its regular hustle and bustle happenings. the mighty heart will no longer be still.

| Posted on 2012-07-25 | by a guest


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Composed Upon Westminster Bridge is quite an ironic poem, due to the Romantic nature of the poet. The idea of exploring the sublime nature for individualism and imagination is at odds with the extolling of society, since many Romantics (Coleridge and Blake as examples) argued that the city was the precise entity culpable for limiting the freedom of the mind and tethering the individual from nature. Therefore, the individual/nature and the city was always in constant battle, one usurping the other, chaining the other (including the church and the state).
Wordsworth is arguing that the conception of society vs. individual is not always correct. Though the church does slave the individual (look at Blake\'s London poem) there are many accomplishment of the society, namely \"ships, towers, domes, theaters, and temples.\" More importantly, Wordsworth is calling for society and the individual to coexist. The juxtaposition of nature and the city in line 7-9 explicitly demonstrates one overlapping the other.

| Posted on 2012-04-04 | by a guest


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Comparing modern days poets to the old ones like Wordsworth and Shakespeare, one can actually see the decline in the quality of the poems. Not that the modern poets are not writing well but their subjects are either too unattainable or too simple for the reader. Hence, the beauty of these poems can only be experienced by reading such poems by people of the Middle Ages. In India, no poem is better than the ones by Rabindranath Tagore and still older, Kalidasa. If one wants to treat himself to the joys of literature, reading poems by these masters of poetry is the sure way to do it.

| Posted on 2012-03-12 | by a guest


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I think the most illuminating aspect of this poem, especially for the dum-dums coming on here and having a moan, is the total lack of people in this \'beautiful\' view of London. Hmmm?

| Posted on 2011-12-09 | by a guest


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horrible,
I study english as a second language and don\'t understand
this at all.
I hate this poem after spent hours on it.

| Posted on 2011-11-08 | by a guest


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bad poem
really bad
extremely bad
i cant understand a thing of that crap

| Posted on 2011-10-19 | by a guest


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this is a really nice poem,it tells how it is like in the morning.

| Posted on 2011-06-21 | by a guest


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Out with all the negative comments! Wordsworth has described an everyday view in an astounding way. Dare to beat the Classics.

| Posted on 2011-05-11 | by a guest


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I believe this to be an indirect outburst of the tranquility felt by Wordsworth post-visit to his french lover and daughter.
Wordsworth himself described poetry as \'the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings\'.

| Posted on 2011-05-05 | by a guest


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well i love analyzing poems .... n willian wordsworth n robert frost are my favroite . :)

| Posted on 2011-04-14 | by a guest


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I dont care about the text!!!! The stupid think is that I have to write an assey about it:/

| Posted on 2011-03-07 | by a guest


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in my humble opinion this poem is shit
but there are many wierd people out there who get turned on by this shit and i respect that.
even though it is dirtier than a rbid tramp taking a shit in a dustbin.
this poem is worst than hitlers gas bill

| Posted on 2011-03-03 | by a guest


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i actually liked this poem because it actually talks about something real at least

| Posted on 2011-02-28 | by a guest


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Rubbish poem in my opinion. Some classic lines but no appeal to the younger generation. To dated now.

| Posted on 2011-02-15 | by a guest


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Seems strange that W. (not the 43rd president) would be praising the city without a thick as London fog of satire. And we can see that in the transition from lines
3 - A sight so touching in its majesty:
to
4 - This City now doth like a garment wear
where the city is covering up the natural beauty and only morning in silence and bare of people and industry shows a hint of the beauty.

| Posted on 2011-02-12 | by a guest


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its a good poem but its complicated to analyse :\'( ..

| Posted on 2011-01-27 | by a guest


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This poem will only be liked by those who have experienced the beauty of morning!

| Posted on 2011-01-25 | by a guest


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this was actually pretty usefull i agree with most of the people who said that the poem is talking about the beauty of londom
tito

| Posted on 2010-12-13 | by a guest


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what i understood from this poem , is that he is talking about the view he sees from westminster bridge, due to the industrialized society , when everyone is still asleep there areno factories working therfore the air is still quite clean , i guess he just gives credit to the city as to how lovely it is

| Posted on 2010-12-11 | by a guest


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Composed Upon Westminster Bridge is a sonnet poem, the poet using his images of London, more specifically the beauty he sees, as a metaphor for the love he feels for his mistress in order to woo her.

| Posted on 2010-12-04 | by a guest


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composed upon westminister bridge is a sonnet this is a momentry poem. the poem is describingwhat he sees, thinks,and feels on a spefic day on a spefic moment
sonnet-is a poem of fourteen lines each lines has ten sylables

| Posted on 2010-11-29 | by a guest




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