Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 Questions and Answers
by William Wordsworth

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What is the "garment" the speakers refers to in "Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802"? Who is wearing it?

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The lines you're referring to read:

This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning

Notice the word "like" before garment. Wordsworth is using a simile here; there is no literal "garment" in the poem. The city (London) is wearing "the beauty of the morning" like a garment.

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