Sonnet Composed Upon Westminister Bridge Essay

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"Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802" is an Italian sonnet, written by William Wordsworth in the romantic era. The poet expressive piece pertaining the admiration of nature was based on a experience that took place on July 31, 1802 during a trip to France with his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth. The persona reflected on the significant sight of the city during the dawn period, which was considered to be splendorous and extraordinary because such urban is known for pollution on a general basis. The poet used figurative devises as a mode of expression in order to add beauty,emotional intensity and to transfer the his sense impressions by comparing and identifying one thing with another that has a meaning familiar to the readers'. The element were also manifested through the structure and tone of the poem from a cognitive perspective pertaining to the poet's reflection of the city. While standing on the Westminster bridge the poet describes anyone that would “ pass by a sight so touching” has a person with a “dull”soul. The word “majesty” can be referred to has a hyperbole. The word implements that the city is beyond beautiful. Phrase such as “Never did sun more beautifully steep” is also classified has a overstatement. The persona compares(simile) the manner in which the beauty of the morning covers the silent city, to that of a garment on someone body. “This City now doth, like a garment, wear” . The emphasis place on the beauty of the city in the morning(personification) also helps the reader to personalize this beauty. We can visualize(imagery) the rivers' movement, gliding, as beautiful in the phrase “The river glideth at his own sweet will” in the poem. “Dear God! the very houses seem asleep”. The exclamatory phrase in the beginning of the concluding sentence indicates a caesura due to its pause in sound flow. The houses were given a human

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