Romanticism is a doctrine, formal, fine art and ethnical period which began in the mid/late- 18th century as a response against the dominate edify saint of the day. Romantics preferred more natural, affected and individual fine art themes. Romantics also tempt poetry. Both Wordsworth and Blake are the great poets where both the poets mainly focused on nature as their theme. The Free Dictionary, (Feb1, 2001). Although, Wordsworth and Blake explains nature of London to the readers, both have different opinion regarding nature of London where Wordsworth describes the physical view of London and Blake describes the emotional surroundings of London.
The first point that Wordsworth talks about the physical view of London in the poem ‘London’ is about ‘Nationalism’. The line where Wordsworth tells “altar, sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower” (line 3-6) Poetry foundation, (Feb 1, 2001). This line clearly tell us that England have lots of reason to be proud of their religion, arm force and artists, but the inhabitants of England are lacking these skills and they are unhappy. He hopes that the inhabitants of England can repossess their rightfulness for their pride back in the country. The second point that contributes to express the physical view of London is ‘Appreciation.’ Line one and two shows Wordsworth’s appreciation towards Milton. “Milton! Thou should’st be living at this hour: England hath need of thee”