The citizens of London are unhappy with their lives, but they accept it with resignation. It is appalling how the Church uses the small chimney-sweeping children to clean the soot of London and the poor become soldiers that die for the monarchy. The purity and cleanliness of London is lost when young women become prostitutes. The death that falls upon a marriage is often transmitted through the diseases a prostitute passes on. A sense of anger is felt at a life that allows such sadness and darkness to fall upon the citizens of London.
Blake considers the onlooker’s emotions and the actual streets and dark side to the city compared to Wordsworth who focuses on the beauty and natural side to London. Blake blames all of the poverty and damage in London on the authorities and the “black’ning church,” he thinks it’s because of their lack of awareness and care to London’s citizens that it has got this way. He uses logical and considered tone in the structure of “London.” Wordsworth’s sonnet is a very, romantic and optimistic poem about London. To Wordsworth, London is beautiful, as beautiful as the countryside or a more natural landscape; he doesn’t see all of the urban buildings and busy streets. Unlike Blake, Wordsworth sees the natural splendour of the capital “the beauty of the morning” rather than the dreary way of life Blake focuses on.
(155-159) Here Whitman seems to be celebrating death. This could also come from his time spent as a wound-dresser. The time Walt Whitman spent as a wound-dresser has greatly affected him, his views of death, and his poetry. Because of his experiences with the soldiers, Whitman learned to value death. He thinks as death as a blessing, almost a relief from the harsh world.
The use of the fallen scarlet ibis as a symbol for Doodle stresses the similarities in the fragility of Doodle and the bird. Both were driven to gruesome deaths and if readers were to imagine witnessing a gruesome death, it forces them to feel sympathy for those involved in the death. Therefore, the death of the Doodle makes readers feel sympathy, thus creating a dreary mood in the section. With the use of diction and symbolism during Doodle’s death, the author is able to create a dreary mood in the section. To conclude, in the novella, “The Scarlet Ibis,” various events occur, mainly including periods of death, terror, and selfishness.
It is also shown that every person in London is unhappy, or is suffering. He says that in "every face" he meets he sees "marks of weakness, marks of woe." This makes the reader believe that it is an easy thing to notice, and London has in some way affected the way in which people look. This is used to show how bad London is that it can actually affect people in that ... ... middle of paper ... ...on of death, blood or plagues, so there is nothing to disrupt the peaceful image. These two poems, both about London are complete contrasts to each other.
The idea of incorporating such exaggerated punctuation as an exclamation mark that Wordsworth uses in his poem brings me onto my next point. Wordsworth conveys his positive feelings for grandeous London by using exclamations. William can convey his feelings both through how the reader is instructed to read the poem and how the reader is then able to visualise the emotion through those exclamations on the page. Composed upon Westminster Bridge has been divided poetically into firstly an octet and secondly a sextet. A reader does not visually see a break in stanza but when read, the reader is aware of a change in tone.
“It had its poor people, too,” you can relate these horrid conditions to the world in which we now live. For this reason, Dickens use of emotive words aids you in grasping the circumstances that influenced the characters’ actions and thoughts. Lastly and most importantly would be Lucie’s elaborate expression of sentimentality in her constant fainting at the least sign of distress. However unbearable it might have seemed, the reader could not fully appreciate the significance of her character and why she was loved by so many equally sentimental; characters in the novel. When Lucie early on testifies at Darnay’s trial in the English court, she says, “He was kind, and good, and useful to my father.
A Comparison of London by William Blake and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by Wordsworth The poems are written from two very different perspectives. William Blake's poem London is about a lifetime of London and is very negative he puts London out to be ugly depressing and very much in despair he tells us of prostitutes and very depressed people. Where as William Wordsworth's poem Composed upon Westminster Bridge is very positive. Wordsworth's poem gives out the impression of London as a beautiful spectacular city. Wordsworth was a visitor to London and therefore his poem is about only a small snapshot of the city, when it is very quiet and at sunrise, his view is from Westminster Bridge from which the back streets prostitutes etc cannot be seen.
Even though in “Thanatopsis” Bryant says the “…breathless darkness” and “…narrow house” that death brings can “make thee to shudder, and grow sick at heart” (Bryant 1). He strives for his audience to not panic from the entrapment that is felt, but “…approach thy grave/like one who wraps the drapery of his couch/about him and lies down to pleasant dreams” (Bryant 1-2). Bryant is basically saying he relates to the fact that death can be frightening, but be at peace with it. The reason Bryant stresses to be at peace with death and why he wrote this piece can be found once again in “Thanatopsis” when he says all perish even children (Bryant 2). Since death does not discriminate and everyone will die, all should be prepared to die.
The being here hold much more of a resemblance to a beleaguered old man with an exhaustible deep supply of dry gallows humor. He is not taking joy in the deaths of humanity, or even causing them. He is the result of our dying. Someone (not just something) to clean up the mess we leave behind. And after millenia of witnessing humans at their best and worst, Death has developed a special love for them.