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William Wordsworths poem about England and how great it used to be The writer actually explains how it had a natural endowment of wealth and power and how it changed into a country full of selfish men He goes even further begging the deceased John Milton an English poet and political writer saying Raise us up return to us again He further explains what he wants to return Wordsworth wants manners virtue freedom power everything that England used to be thats what he wants to return He goes on praising Milton and how pure of a person he was and how beautiful he spoke Wordswoth expressed the need England had for Milton so desperately as if he was hoping that just his words would bring Milton back Paul Laurence Dunbars poem Douglass is about how America had fallen on evil days days worse than when Frederick Douglass an American writer and former slave was still alive The writer states that the whole country listened to Douglass every word and that they listened with amazement Dunbar declares how much the country needs Douglass and his voice the voice that the people will lend an ear to Dunbar is absolutely convinced that if Douglass was still alive the people would have a beacon to follow in the darkness of their confusion The title London 1802 suggests that this poem will probably be about London at around that time by using that title the author prepared me for a difference in speech such as the use of thees and thous It also prepared me for different slang terms In this poem the writer is addressing John Milton an English Poet The writers attitude toward Milton is distress and disgust toward the state at which England is at that time is horrid She is a fen of stagnant waters shows just how disgusted the writer is with London This poem is organized in a list of thoughts and feelings
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