Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

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Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

  1. 1. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge William Wordsworth
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Born in 1770 in the beautiful countryside of the north of England. </li></ul><ul><li>His style of writing often reflect his interest of nature and countryside. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Poet’s inpiration <ul><li>This sonnet (Westminster Bridge) was composed after his visit to London with his sister Dorothy. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired by the sight of Westminster Bridge in the early morning, before most people were awake. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Critics <ul><li>Commented on his style of comparison of England’s biggest city with what he sees with the hills and valleys of his home countryside in the Lake District. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The poem’s language is simple (a typical Wordsworth’s way of writing) </li></ul><ul><li>Point to note: What is his main intention of illustrating such writing approach? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some important points to discuss <ul><li>What is the effect of the simple and straightforward listing of words in line 5 and 6? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the poet make such plain description so effective? </li></ul><ul><li>How many similes and metaphors are there? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the impact of the closing two lines? </li></ul>

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