Mr. Blake’s views on Upon Westminster Bridge

Mr. Blake’s views on Upon Westminster Bridge

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Mr. Blake’s views on Upon Westminster Bridge

I read Mr Wordsworth’s poem. I was dismayed by his views on London. I
was horrified when I read the first line. “Earth has not anything to
show more fair,” I believed he would have experienced beautiful views
since he was brought up in the Lake District. He obviously has not
seen London in 1794. I have lived in London for many years of my life.
I have seen people in poverty from the poorest parts of London to
people in mansions the richest places. One day I was walking through
the streets of London and it sprung upon me to write a poem. This is
my view on the real London. I opened the poem with the line “I wonder
through each chartered street”

I used this word wandered to make it seem as if I was freely roaming
the streets not knowing where I was or where I was going. As if I was
lost down the back streets of London. Chartered street carry’s the
mark of changed and revolutionised London. All the streets seemed dull
and grim and had something mysterious about them.

My second line was on the same theme as the first line first from it
id talking about the Thames!

“Near where the chartered Thames does flow,” in the first draft of
this poem I wrote dirty Thames instead of “chartered Thames.” I
changed because I felt that it would have more effect. Everywhere is
dirty in London, but I am trying to say that everywhere is dull and
grim; also as you are walking through the streets it is like deja vu.
One of the most distinct things about London is how the people look
and feel. My next two lines are,

“And mark in every face I meet marks of weakness marks of woe”

As l walked though the streets I could see no one was smiling. I
actually felt sorry for some people. Nearly every person I met looked
ill or suffered from malnutrition due to over working, low income, no
food and poor living space. I used this stanza to emphasize my views
and to make it sound more obvious, to paint a picture in the readers
mind

“In every cry of everyman “ this next stanza is very strong and
meaningful. A crying man is not often heard. Unless he is under real
distress. Suffering is a very big theme in the street of London
everywhere you walk you can see it in the stanza, I started the first
three lines with “in every” to emphasize my point.

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