Comparing London And William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge By William Blake

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After reading the two Williams’ works, I couldn’t hold back my curiosity about the differences in their poems. How could London vary so much in two productions? What caused the disparity? This sends me thinking deeply. First and foremost, the most possible reason is the background. The two writers stayed in two different ages, so it’s hard to avoid the difference in their writing styles. London by William Blake was written in 1794, at that time, Britain had become a capitalist society for centuries. The society was more and more corrupt, and the gap between the rich and the poor was growing. France declared war on Britain after the French revolution. People were superstitious, even was the doctor, it is said that the quack doctors in the palace who were responsible for the king—George III’s health, did not take effective action to cure the king, so it leaded to his death. William Blake described the lives of the poor to disclose the corruption and to express his dissatisfactory and anger. However, Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth was written in 1802, Britain had just finished its change to capitalist industrialization, and it became a clean and bright city. The author wrote down the beautiful scene of London at dawn when he passed it on his way to France in a long-distance bus. He was just recording what he had seen. As Dorothy Wordsworth wrote in her journal , “It was a beautiful morning. The city, St. Paul’s, with the river, and a multitude of little

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