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Composed Upon Westminster Bridge September 3 1802The sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge September 3 1802 shows Wordsworths appreciating the beauty of London and demonstrating it as emotion recollected in tranquility Its characteristic of his love for solitude that it is set in the early morning when there is no bustle and noise He is in awe at the scenic beauty of the morning sun radiating from Londons great architectural marvels However there are numerous religious connotations throughout this poem Notice his choice of the words dull soul and majesty in the following linesDull would he be of soul who could not pass by A sight so touching in its majestyThe word majesty portrays This City as anointed by God to represent his kingdom on Earth Dead in spirit would one be if he of she was not moved or appreciated its beauty Also why does he use the word temple a few lines down Wordsworth could have written church This was so to enhance the belief that the city was chosen by God A church represents Christianity which was founded upon the death of Christ However Christ along with Gods chosen people were Jewish and worshiped in temples not churches Therefore the word temple brings a closer relation to GodWordsworth appeals to his readers senses of sight touch taste smell and hearing Again from the lineA sight so touching in its majestyHe makes one visualize that mighty scene so perfect that it encompasses youAll bright and glittering in the smokeless air Never did sun more beautiful steepAn assault of colour hits the eyes and a feeling of warmth and security runs down the spine Notice how the word steep intensifies the readers sense of touch Wordsworth not only wants one to take notice of the sunrise he wants one to be absorbed by its warm rays and feel relaxed taking a breathe of fresh clean airFrom reading this poem one can feel nothing but tranquil
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