The Analysis of Wordsworth Sonnet(London 1802)

Topics: Poetry, Sonnet, Poetic form Pages: 2 (576 words) Published: March 23, 2009
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The 'blissful dawn' of revolution in France on 1790s and the bad situations, corruption and decay on the England and English values on that time led many of nineteenth century poets to write a sonnets which wishes the rebirth of famous English poet Milton and Milton soul to save this values and protect them from the vital concerns that Milton gave it before he died, those poets like Shelly, Wordsworth and other poets wrote according to them direction on the exploration of one's identity and the declaration of political democracy, Shelley's wrote the sonnets 'England in 1819' and 'Ozymandias' against the political despotism and dictatorships, Wordsworth also wrote his famous sonnet " 'London 1802' which considered a first class nostalgic sonnet."

The word " 'nostalgia'(1) is describes a longing for the past, often in is made up of two Greek roots which means 'returning home', and 'pain' to refer to 'the pain a sick person feels because he wishes to return to his native home, and fears never to see it again." And that was the critical time which worth ask Milton to come "Milton! Thou shouldst be living at this hour," to save the England and English values and he appeal for democracy therefore, the poem start with cry :'Milton!' First, on the first eight lines (In octave) the poet try to articulates his wishes that Milton would be rebirth and come again to the earth, and lists the things damaged the current time 'of stagnant water…' then he represent all the society power icons such as the altar which representing the religion , the sword which representing the military , the pen which representing the literature and the fireside which representing the home and touch with the 'inner happiness' which the poet identifies as Milton identifies the English rebirth. Second, on the other six line (In the sestet) the poet discuss Milton character, and explaining why he thinks that Milton would be the perfect person that would...
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