Comparison Of Romanticism In London, 1802, By William Wordsworth
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Romanticism was a period of time that occurred during the famous Age of Reason, but went against its philosophies. Instead of intellect, logic, and science, Romanticist felt those were what’s wrong with society and liked to focus on spiritual connections and nature instead. They used their poetry to convey their emotions and ideals to others. The person who is considered to be the founder of Romanticism was a man named William Wordsworth. His poetry was used to portray his feelings toward the Age of Reason and revolt against it. William Wordsworth’s poems The Tables Turned and London, 1802 both stick to the Romanticist idea of going against the industrial period but through different means such as approach and similar means such as diction and themes.
Wordsworth uses similar means in his poem to share his message. The diction ,word choice, used in London, 1802 and The Tables Turned poem correlate by the strength of the words used and literary devices used to describe specific aspects of society. In London, 1802 Wordsworth uses many similes to compare his lost friend Milton to other things. For example, in line 9 he states, “Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart:”. In this phrase he is stating how Milton was “bright” in the virtues listed earlier in the poem and that he stood out from everyone else because of this. Another example of this is found In lines 10-11 in the phrase,”Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea: Pure as the naked heavens, majestic,