The Daffodils and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge: Depiction of Nature

Topics: Poetry, Stanza, Sestet Pages: 4 (1373 words) Published: February 25, 2014
Essay question on the comparison between two poems by Wordsworth Q. Compare and contrast how Wordsworth depicts nature in ‘The Daffodils’ and ‘Sonnet : Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’. (2-3 pages) The question asks you to compare how Wordsworth illuminates and expresses nature in the two poems written by him, ‘The Daffodils’ and ‘Sonnet: Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’. There are some similarities and differences in the two poems, and these create different atmosphere even though both poems are about nature. For example, in the poem ‘The Daffodils’, the subject of the poem are flowers, which are small and tiny, while the poem ‘Sonnet: Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ expresses the landscape of the ‘city’, which sounds pretty enormous and imposing. This would be one difference between the two poems which may have influenced on the atmosphere. I am going to answer this question by using quotations and examples in the two poems which Wordsworth used to illuminate the natural world in different ways. Firstly, Wordsworth used different subject matters to show the difference between the two poems in which both poems have the main topic, ‘nature’. As I’ve mentioned before, looking at the size between flowers and the city, the difference between the two would be enormous. This created a different atmosphere in the two poems even though they were both about nature. In the ‘Sonnet: Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ the poet expressed the harmony between artificial creations such as ‘Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples’ and the nature in the city which he might have not seen before, because people in the city are too busy and chaotic, so people might have missed out those beautiful landscapes even though they are in the city. This would be what the poet tried to say, that the beautiful nature is actually inside us, inside the city. On the other hand, the poem ‘The Daffodils’ has a different subject, which is the poet himself and the flowers called...
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