Wordsworth attended Hawkshead Grammar School, where his love of poetry was firmly established and, it is believed, he made his first attempts at verse. After Hawkshead, Wordsworth studied at St. While touring Europe, Wordsworth came into contact with the French Revolution.
Composed upon Westminster Bridge is one of the most famous sonnets of William Wordsworth. This sonnet, a poem of fourteen lines, was composed between July 31 and September 3,and was first published in Poems in Two Volumes in The poem portrays the quiet, the calm, and the silence which prevailed, when Wordsworth crossed Westminster Bridge with his sister Dorothy while travelling in a boat from London to Calaise on July 31, Dorothy Wordsworth, in her Journal has described this scene thus: The last line fully brings before us the contrast between the noisy and hurried activities and processes that go on during the day in the great city and the calm and quiet which prevails a dawn: 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.
William Wordsworthin his most beautiful sonnet, Composed upon Westminster Bridge, provides us a vivid picture of the city of London, which is seen from the Westminster Bridge in the early morning.
He tells us that ships, towers, domes, theaters and churches are lying silent and glittering in the smokeless, morning air. The descriptive quality of the poem is remarkable for its most economic use of words. The poet starts his poem by saying that the scene of the city from Westminster Bridge is so beautiful that there cannot be anything more beautiful than this scene on this earth.
A man who can pass by this beautiful scene without being affected by it would be very dull. The sight is full of grandeur and appeals greatly to the heart.
It seems that the city of London is wearing a white dress of light of the morning.
The city is without the noise of the day, silent and peaceful, and open up to the sky. The poet says that in in the river there are ships and on the bank there are towers, theatres and temples or churches lying silent and glittering in the smokeless morning air.
The river glideth at his own sweet will: In the sestet last six lines of his sonnet, Wordsworth speaks of glorious beauty of the sunshine of the morning. He expresses the view that the sun was never seen in the grandeur of the beauty of sunshine in any valley, on any rock or hill, as it is shining on this morning.
The poet says that he neither saw nor felt such deep calm ever before. The river Thames flows majestically in its own course, at its own chosen path. The poet feels grateful to God for the quiet scene in which even the house appears so still as if they are sleeping.
It seems that the heart of the big city has stopped beating to see the beauty of the calm and quiet of the Natural objects. This calm and quiet beauty of morning has been placed as a contrast to the commercial character of the city of London during day when there is great noise bustle.
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; Looking at the beauty of London city in the early morning, the poet is quite mesmerized by it.
It seems that the city is wearing a garment of beauty. The tall building of the city, its towers, domes, theatres and temples as well as the big ships anchored at its harbour lie upon in the smokeless air of the early morning. They look bright and glittering. These are the concluding lines of the poem.
What has struck the poet most about the sight of London city early in the morning is the calm that has enveloped it. The entire city seems to be sleeping. It has not stirred as yet. Once it does so it would start throbbing with activities. But at the moment this mighty heart of England is still.
He received his education at the grammar school at Hawkshead and at St. After taking a degree at Cambridge University, he went on a walking tour in France, the Alps and Italy in He returned to France the next year and spent there some time.
The revolutionary movement in France exercised a strong influence on him. While in France, he fell in love with Annette Vallon, daughter of a surgeon. She bore him a daughter named Caroline.
He returned to England in Inhe met Coleridge at Recedown.di William Wordsworth Traduzione: La terra non ha nulla da mostrare di più bello: vuoto sarebbe nell'anima colui che riuscisse a soprassedere una visione così commuovente nella sua maestosità.
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, is William Wordsworth's sonnet to the capital city of London, written before the full effects of the industrial revolution had reached the metropolis.
Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy were on their way to the port of Dover in July , en route for Paris. Poem of the week: Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, by William Wordsworth A stately sonnet, composed early in the industrial revolution, renders the crowded sprawl of the.
A stately sonnet, composed early in the industrial revolution, renders the crowded sprawl of the metropolis as a Romantic idyll. Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth. Watch this poem. Dougray Scott performs Upon Westminster Bridge. Tags: beauty, celebration, faith.
More poems by William Wordsworth. "Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, " is a Petrarchan sonnet by William Wordsworth describing London and the River Thames, viewed from Westminster Bridge in the early morning. It was first published in the collection Poems, in Two Volumes in