Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 Questions and Answers
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How does Wordsworth use personifications in the poem "Composed upon Westminster Bridge"?

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Personification is a literary device whereby non-human things and objects are endowed with human characteristics. There are a number of such examples in "Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September." Wordsworth uses personification to make the city of London come alive, to convey the sense of a city waking up to a bright, beautiful morning. Using personification allows us to get closer to that sense of wonder that Wordsworth must have felt when writing his poem. The city is no longer...

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