The images in the poem are mostly those of shock and darkness.They express their ideas by using different poem styles and techniques. Blake effectively uses repetition throughout the poem, particularly in the first and second stanza to help create his dark and dreary interpretation of life in London. William Wordsworth: Painting London In the nineteenth century, London was the city that posed the greatest challenge to its observers. This extends to all of the quietness that Wordsworth describes, as nothing in the day had begun in the London scene he was describing. William Wordsworth's "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge" gives a step-by-step look at the awe-inspiring beauty of a London sunrise, whereas William Blake's "London" shows the dreary ugliness of London life by taking a stroll down London's streets The exclamatory punctuation seen at the end helps contribute to the generally exciting and enthusiastic aura. What is more than a little surprising is just how far Wordsworth goes to explain fully his reaction upon seeing London. He may have seen this side because he was born and bred in the beautiful countryside in the North of England The time of day at which both poems were written reflects the difference in attitude towards London. Blake was brought up in the city and saw the more poverty-driven and polluted side to London whereas Wordsworth writes about the beauty and peaceful view of London. In this introduction I am intending to compare and contrast two poems. It would perhaps be a little nai?? Some aspects of Romantic poetry were; there was an increasing interest in nature; there was an increased interest in landscape and scenery; human moods were connected to the moods of nature
This is even with a policy called London Weighting, which means people will earn higher wages than they would for doing the same job somewhere outside of London, due to the high cost of living in London.
This seems to be the only section where I felt Wordsworth remotely suggested the crowdedness and population of London, especially in the second line which is a list of industrial marvels. He may have seen this side because he was born and bred in the beautiful countryside in the North of England The seven lines before it are the foundation of this point, and the eight after are exploring it.
Wordsworth's poem gives out the impression of London as a beautiful spectacular city They are both written in the romantic era and are very passionate in the way they convey their as both are written in first person differing opinions on London.
However, contrast this with Blake, who appears to have constructed his poem at nightfall. Also chartered means on a map, almost as if it is owned, by the king perhaps.
This means that to use it you have to pay, and hence the poor are thrown on to a downward spiral of debt, to add to their problems. He describes all the bad points of London with no sign of anything worth seeing there, almost like a warning.
This is another way of reaching out to the reader asking them to help London.