Comparing A London fete and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
A London fete and composed upon Westminster Bridge.
I am going to be comparing two poems in this essay the first poem isLondon fete which was written by a man called Coventry Patmore thispoem is about a hanging that took place and about the effect it had onother people who watched. The second poem is composed upon Westminsterbridge by William words worth which is about a man who is standing ona bridge describing the view he sees and how he feels looking at thisview.
The theme to composed upon Westminster Bridge is firstly about natureand beauty and peace. It describes his view of London to be beautifuland how he feels so calm and relaxed from looking at the view. It’snot an angry poem it’s sensuous. A London fete is about violence anddeath. It has an unhappy theme as it is about a man getting hanged andhow viewers are enjoying and getting adrenalin from watching this .thetheme is really death and the poem is full of violence. It isn’trelaxing at all as it is a negative mood.
The mood in this poem is negative and dull; it shows sad and violentimages which puts the mood in this poem bad. For example the poem says“thousands of eyeballs, lit with hell” which creates a bad mood as itsaying people are watching and waiting with evil eyes which isn’t acalm atmosphere.
In Westminster Bridge the poem creates a happy positive mood as itcontains relaxing words such as “all bright and glittering in thesmoke less air” which creates calm and reflects his love for nature.The mood f these two poems contrast as a London fete is a negativemood and composed upon Westminster Bridge is a positive mood.
The setting to these two poets …
…gings.He objects to the event and the effect on those who watch. It seems tobe that he’s trying to show the cruelty to hangings but not just tothe person who was killed. For example “two children caught and hangeda cat” which shows that he’s watching someone being killed has madeanimals victims too. This is a good technique because it makes peopleemphasise the animal cruelty and disagree with hangings.
In composed upon Westminster Bridge, by the way the poet uses calmand peaceful words it makes you feel relaxed and in a cheerful mood.
The poet seems to want us to be more grateful to god as the poem says“dear god the very houses seem asleep” and it seems he’s beingthankful and wants readers to be too.
Both these poems are good poems because they involve feelings andthoughts and I think that the poets put a lot of thought into writingthem.