London 1802 AuthorвЂ¦.William Wordsworth Introduction пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770. In Cockermouth Cumber land in the lake district. His mother died when he was 8. He went to Cambridge University. He died on April 23, 1850. The poem Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour; England hath need of thee: she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men; Oh! raise us up, return to us again; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart; Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea: Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free, So didst thou travel on life's common way, In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay. пЃ¬ "London, 1802 by William Wordsworth." The Literature Network: Online Classic Literature, Poems, and Quotes. Essays & Summaries. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <http://www.online-literature.com/keats/519/>. пЃ¬ London 1802 paraphrased Milton! I wish that you could return to Earth Every venerable institution: religion, military, literature, and the home have lost touch of inward happiness, Which is an English birthright. We are being selfish please raise us up and return to us, and teach us manners, virtues, freedom, and power. His soul was as bright as a star, and stood apart from the crowd: he did not need the approval or company of others in order to live his life as he pleased. His voice was powerful and influence as the sea itself, and though he possessed a kind moral perfection, he never ceased to act humbly. "London, 1802 Analysis William Wordsworth : Summary Explanation Meaning Overview Essay Writing Critique Peer Review Literary Criticism Synopsis Online Education." Writing Workshop, or Something. Web. 08 Feb. 2011. <http://www.eliteskills.com/c/6384>. Diction пЃ¬ пЃ¬ There were a lot of Obsolete words because this was written in the 1800s. Hard to understand for someone who isnвЂ™t familiar with this. Connotations: Altar is the church, sword is the military, pen is literature, and fireside is home. Tone and Mood пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ Wordsworth uses a melancholy tone and the sad theme to show how London is facing many problems This poem creates a sad mood. Wordsworth doesnвЂ™t use any Irony. This poem makes you sad because the people are in need of John Milton who was a great writer and person. Rhetorical Situation пЃ¬ пЃ¬ The poet is speaking to another poet whose name is John Milton and he has died, and he wishes that john was still alive and that his work help bring England together. The reader overhearing the poet is speaking about John Milton and England. Figurative Language пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ A voice whose sound was like the sea. Simile. Pure as the naked winds. Simile. Thy soul was like a star. Simile. she is a fen of stagnant waters. Metaphor Imagery пЃ¬ пЃ¬ Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea. Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free. Imagery cont. пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ I hear a voice that is longing for someone that is gone. I can see that some one has pure soul and is very kind and generous to others. Symbols are: Altar represents English church, Sword represents British military, fireside stands for the security of the home, pen represents literature, and a Fen of stagnant waters represents that there is something rotten in the state of England. Sound пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ Rhyme: fen and pen, bower and dower, men and again. Lines 1-8 octave ABBAABBA Lines 9-14 sestet CDDECE No alliteration. Not many harsh or discordant words. Poem is serious so there really isnвЂ™t anything pleasing. Poem structure пЃ¬ 14 lines, sonnet Free verse, the poem is all grouped together. пЃ¬ Iambic pentameter. пЃ¬ Conclusion/ Evaluation пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ We think that the author did a good job on the poem, we think that it was cool how we got to over hear someone talking about this great man John Milton and all of his accomplishments, sounded like the person was mourning him wishing that he was still alive and making wonderful poetry/literature because EnglandвЂ™s current Poets/writers arenвЂ™t doing much more England. When the speaker talks about altar, sword, and pen, Fireside. We can imagine, religion, military, and literature, and the household. The PoemвЂ™s rhyme scheme went well with the poem and didnвЂ™t confuse or distract us. Personal Reactions пЃ¬ пЃ¬ пЃ¬ At first we didnвЂ™t really understand what the speaker was talking about, after reading some summaries we began to understand it and it wasnвЂ™t that bad(good thing it was short). It taught us that one person who doesnвЂ™t have to have high power or lead groups can change a nation just by his writings. I think this poem may in a way relate to us, because we are great writers and maybe just maybe our writings can change this country!