London, 1802 vs. Douglass Revision

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“London, 1802” vs. “Douglass” Revision “London, 1802” 2. The speaker states that Milton could provide England with “manners, virtue, freedom, power” (8). His soul was like a star, his voice was as pure as the sea giving the world “cheerful godliness” (13). 3. In line 3, the altar (religion), sword (warfare), pen (diplomacy) and Fireside (home) represent metaphors for the problems of England. Mainly focused on the pen and sword metaphor, it’s a metaphor referring to another metaphor "the pen is mightier than the sword." Both are metonymies because they deal with international relations and war. 4. The tone in this poem appears to stay consistent in keeping a slow pace and depressing manner. Key words that indicate the tone include: heroic, fen (swamp), selfish, majestic, cheerful godliness, and majestic. 5. Wordsworth’s imagery surrounds the key words of the fen, water, sea, and heavens. The fens show the effect of a backwater Europe and the other images show the robustness of Milton. 6. The country is displayed as corrupted, not set with any laws or governed by any higher standard officials. 7. The speaker calls upon Milton to pull England out of its stagnant times. Milton could provide England with “manners, virtue, freedom, power” (8). His soul was like a star, his voice was as pure as the sea giving the world “cheerful godliness” (13). 8. The intended audience is meant for Milton, “the dead person” to come back and save the day. Its like the narrator is talking to them in their imagination “Douglass” 2. The speaker emphasizes that their country is lacking a leader, and they need Douglass to “give them comfort through the lonely dark” (14). Douglass is like a “strong pilot,” one with a “strong arm to guide” (12). He is powerful and brave; a true leader. 3. The metaphor of the “Honor, the strong pilot” (10) represents a feeling of
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