Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 by William Wordsworth

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What impression of London does the speaker create? How is this achieved?

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In Wordsworth's "Composed on Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802," the speaker describes a scene of London laid before him that is beautiful, peaceful, and awe-inspiring, and he speaks of the city as "touching in its majesty." It can be inferred that the speaker is seeing the city very early in the morning, perhaps at or around sunrise, before London has really awoken. The speaker says that the city wears "the beauty of the morning; silent, bare," as if London is clothed in the stillness of the...

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