A country in the midst of an identity crisis…a passionate need for change…major stress about the state of the nation. His literature lives on and in literature the actual addressee of the poem, the English public, can regain the values that are mentioned above. He seemed to be a sarcastic man not necessarily loved by all. But please understand this might take a lot of time and that individual results may vary. I will respect your Privacy.
These are the reasons why the poem carry the theme of heroism, the theme of ill-governance, the theme of morality, the theme of nature, the theme of patriotism, etc. As poets are regarded as closer to God than any other human beings except of children this image is not really special. Till present day, over more than one hundred fifty of Shakespeare's sonnets is still debated and very much well-known throughout English literature. Wordsworth uses his Petrarchan style to divide the octave into describing England in its pitiful ways and the last six lines as describing the influential John Milton. Blake addresses a universal audience in a prophetic voice, taking the role of the poet upon himself often using a mystical tone.
His poem had great meaning and targeted those who were in the higher class who knew… 1458 Words 6 Pages Blake and London Victorian London was a far from happy place. The fact that the first syllable is stressed triggers a break with the iambic pattern and makes this line salient among the others. By that time, Wordsworth was an established poet; along with of Rime of the Ancient Mariner fame , he had basically created what would come to be known as poetry, which burst onto the scene in 1798 with a collaboration between the two poets, simply titled. I will not seek to obtain any of your personal information beyond what you might voluntarily offer and all information you might give me including emails, phone numbers and photos will remain private and confidential. This statement criticizes the loss of altruism in society that lays the harmful foundation for the corruption of London and England.
With respect to the idealization of Milton in the sestet it is remarkable that only male cadenzas are used. In the end, however, each is a quality piece of literature. I perform my Rituals only at night between the hours of 0. Commentary The speaker of this poem, which takes the form of a dramatic outburst, literally cries out to the soul of John Milton in anger and frustration. After this productive period, Wordsworth's fame continued to grow — he actually became Poet Laureate of England in 1843, and remained in that position until his death in 1850. Through the use of these devices, the speakers show their disgust for the evil deeds humans do and attempt to change them. While England has lost its mobility, health and vividness, Milton is represented as a pure and free human being that exceeds others by possessing a majestic character.
In this poem, appeals to the spirit of to help England pull itself out of a major slump. Wordsworth's poetry was well received. Marcus Brutus took the hint. The following sestet switches the perspective and also the tense from the simple past to the simple present. The sestet is then divided into two sections, the first one being four lines long, followed by a colon. Thus, the speaker in the poem feels connected to England as a member of the English population and loves his country as a patriot but feels forced to address its wrongs to facilitate change for a better future.
Sonnets are fourteen-line poetic inventions written in iambic pentameter. Burt, Stephen, and David Mikics. Sonnets were usually written this way to emphasize the end of the line, or last syllable. That's quite a strange combination really especially when we add: it's an obvious point, really. They suggest a close relation between Milton as an Englishman to his country and also introduce the poem's central theme of England as the issue and Milton as the solution to the problem. London is nothing more but a city strapped by harsh economic times where Royalty and other venues of power have allowed morality and goodness to deteriorate so that suffering and poverty are all that exist.
Moreover, it emphasizes the speaker's unconventional and distinct approach toward a representation of London and England of juxtaposing them to a human being. Wordsworth wishes for Milton to be alive at the moment in history to aid England in all its struggles of humanity. Wordsworth believes Milton could somehow make a difference in the selfish and unhappy people of England by raising them up in power and freedom. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2003. We are selfish men; O raise us up, return to us again, And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power! In such atmosphere, moral values are nowhere to be found and criminal acts are seen dominating. His voice was as powerful and influential as the sea itself, and though he possessed a kind of moral perfection, he never ceased to act humbly.
It is dedicated to John Milton and provides a description of him as a person and a writer before he died. Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart; Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea: Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free, So didst thou travel on life's common way, In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay. The poet recounted the time when London lost its track politically, religiously and socially. Only Milton, it seems, can restore England to its former greatness, by restoring the virtues that it has lost. Both William Wordworth's 'London' and William Blake's 'Upon Westminster Bridge' were written at the turn of the 19th century in Georgian times to illustrate the authors' views of London. There's a specific piece of intertextuality in Wordsworth's famous sonnet that nobody ever talks about, even though lacking an understanding of it means that the poem doesn't make its fullest sense.