William Blake and William Wordsworth both wrote about the city of London, though they presented their views from totally different angles. William Blake wrote about the dreary ugliness of London life by taking a stroll down London's streets, while, William Wordsworth wrote more about the beauty in London. This could be due to the fact that Blake lived in London most of his life and that Wordsworth did not. Both Blake and Wordsworth like to emphasize children in their poetry, for example, Blake's “Songs of Innocence and Experience” appears to treat childhood as a symbol of the human condition according to his perspective. Wordsworth writes in a much different way about his physical surroundings and childhood, but nevertheless, still describes nature and youth as representing something more than simple trees, rivers or scarcity of years. In his poem Michael we read: “Careless of books, yet having felt the power
Of nature, by the gentle agency
Of natural objects, led me on to feel
For passions that were not my own, and think
(At random and imperfectly indeed)
On man, the heart of man, and human life”
Wordsworth is suggesting in these lines that nature associates or leads to certain thoughts or understandings...