Comparing A London fete and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

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Comparing A London fete and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

A London fete and composed upon Westminster Bridge.

I am going to be comparing two poems in this essay the first poem is

London fete which was written by a man called Coventry Patmore this

poem is about a hanging that took place and about the effect it had on

other people who watched. The second poem is composed upon Westminster

bridge by William words worth which is about a man who is standing on

a bridge describing the view he sees and how he feels looking at this


The theme to composed upon Westminster Bridge is firstly about nature

and beauty and peace. It describes his view of London to be beautiful

and how he feels so calm and relaxed from looking at the view. It’s

not an angry poem it’s sensuous. A London fete is about violence and

death. It has an unhappy theme as it is about a man getting hanged and

how viewers are enjoying and getting adrenalin from watching this .the

theme is really death and the poem is full of violence. It isn’t

relaxing at all as it is a negative mood.

The mood in this poem is negative and dull; it shows sad and violent

images which puts the mood in this poem bad. For example the poem says

“thousands of eyeballs, lit with hell” which creates a bad mood as it

saying people are watching and waiting with evil eyes which isn’t a

calm atmosphere.

In Westminster Bridge the poem creates a happy positive mood as it

contains relaxing words such as “all bright and glittering in the

smoke less air” which creates calm and reflects his love for nature.

The mood f these two poems contrast as a London fete is a negative

mood and composed upon Westminster Bridge is a positive mood.

The setting to these two poets ...

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He objects to the event and the effect on those who watch. It seems to

be that he’s trying to show the cruelty to hangings but not just to

the person who was killed. For example “two children caught and hanged

a cat” which shows that he’s watching someone being killed has made

animals victims too. This is a good technique because it makes people

emphasise the animal cruelty and disagree with hangings.

In composed upon Westminster Bridge, by the way the poet uses calm

and peaceful words it makes you feel relaxed and in a cheerful mood.

The poet seems to want us to be more grateful to god as the poem says

“dear god the very houses seem asleep” and it seems he’s being

thankful and wants readers to be too.

Both these poems are good poems because they involve feelings and

thoughts and I think that the poets put a lot of thought into writing

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