Sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge By William Wordsworth (1770- 1850) (First year Compulsory English Course)

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Sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge By William Wordsworth (1770- 1850) (First year Compulsory English Course) Slide 2 The Poet William Wordsworth Poet of Nature Pioneer of the Romantic Era The Poet Laureate Slide 3 The Romantic Poetry Poetry is a spontaneous overflow of emotions recollected in tranquility. Main Romantic poets; Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron and Keats. Slide 4 Sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge What is a Sonnet? Origin of sonnet. Types of sonnet. Parts of sonnet. Octave (first eight lines) Sestet (Last six Lines) Slide 5 The composition of Sonnet by Wordsworth reflects the romantic belief that beauty is a perpetual source of joy and relaxation as is said by Keats: A thing of Beauty is a joy forever Slide 6 Wordsworth got captivated by the heavenly beauty of London at dawn, while enjoying his morning walk on the Westminster bridge. He captured the scene with the help of his inward eye and later on recollected the same by making use of his rich imagination and composed this beautiful sonnet. Slide 7 The sonnet enjoys a unique status in the collection of Wordsworths poetry. The uniqueness of the sonnet lies in the fact that here poet admires the man-made beauty unlike his common practice of appreciating natural beauty. Slide 8 Use of Figures of Speech Simile Metaphor Personification Alliteration Slide 9 Thank you Shireen khan Asst. Professor English Department DA College for Women Phase 8