Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth
Poets often express great enthusiasm in their poetry. Show how
Wordsworth does this in the poem.
William Wordsworth expresses his feelings and views about the majestic
morning view of London through this poem. He writes as though he
appreciates the rare opportunity to see the real beauty of London. The
poem gives you the feeling as if you were part of the poem or the
author, sitting on Westminster Bridge admiring the view. In this
descriptive poem, Wordsworth goes into the finer details of what he
sees and what is around him. Wordsworth uses a range of techniques to
express his views and has created a soft yet enthusiastic atmosphere
to this poem.
Wordsworth portrays London as a majestic city in the morning as the
sun shines onto the city. He writes "A sight so touching in its
majesty" (Line 3). He tries to tell the audience; despite of the
present condition London is in, it still is beautiful under all the
pollution. Wordsworth is impressed with the view of London, capital of
England on this morning. London being the capital was the where all
major events happened and where everything was.
He describes the various monuments surrounding him as he sits upon
Westminster Bridge and he comments on how everything is now clear and
open for the public to see. He says, "Open unto the fields, and to the
sky; Ships, towers" (Line 7). By writing this, Wordsworth makes it a
point to tell the audience that London is still worth coming to see
and it still is as beautiful as ever. This is when Wordsworth scans
through the view of London, perhaps in his sight, the Buckingham
Palace, which is a very important part of London.
He uses punctuation marks in every second line and it gives a smooth
yet fast flow to the feel of the poem. However, the poem creates a