Analysis Of Pied Beauty And Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

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In “Pied Beauty” by Gerald Manley Hopkins and “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge” by William Wordsworth, both poets express their feelings upon the beauty of nature but on different ways. Hopkins fascinates for the variety of nature that God has created for the reason that it makes the nature to be unique in their own way. On the other hand, Wordsworth wonders at the silence and tranquility in nature that breaks through the morning in London.
In title of the poem, “Pied Beauty,” we can make an assumption about the theme. “Pied” means something that has more than one color. From here, we can assume that the overall context of the poem is about a variety of nature and how it makes the world beautiful. However, behind this beauty of nature, there was always God. Hopkins tries to say we have to glorify God because
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The different indentations in poem vary the appearance of sentence length constantly, emphasizing his perception of the beauty of variation. This kind of poem is called curtailed sonnet, which is normally ten or eleven lines long and so makes exactly three quarters of a Petrarchan sonnet like Composed upon Westminster bridge. Wordsworth also appreciates beauty of nature but he makes more concerns about its tranquillity and silence rather than variety of nature. Therefore, he does not cut the poem but divide it into two stanzas.
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In overall, both “Pied Beauty” and “Composed upon Westminster Bridge” talks about the beauty of nature, and we can enter into a peaceful state of mind by experiencing it. In other words, they show us how beauty of nature can deeply delve into our soul and mind. Hopkins is completely lost in the variety and harmony of nature that God was the reason behind all of this, while Wordsworth is impressed by the beauty of city in stillness of morning. Two poems’ responses to nature are different, but they both show that beauty and harmony of nature can affect one’s soul and

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