Comparision Of Wordsworth And Blake's Poems

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Authors, William Wordsworth and William Blake convey different messages and themes in their poems, “The World is Too Much with Us” and “The Tyger” consecutively by using the different mechanics one needs to create poetry. Both poems are closely related since they portray different aspects of society but the message remains different. Wordsworth’s poem describes a conflict between nature and humanity, while Blake’s poem issues God’s creations of completely different creatures. In “The World is Too Much with Us,” we figure the theme to be exactly what the title suggests: Humans are so self-absorbed with other things such as materialism that there’s no time left for anything else. In “The Tyger” the theme revolves around the question of what the Creator (God) of this creature seems to be like and the nature of good vs. evil. Both poems arise with some problem or question which makes the reader attentive and think logically about the society.
Moreover, searching for the different mechanics in each of these poems makes it easier for the reader to analysis and interpret them. To begin, in “The World is Too Much with Us” the way the punctuation is fit into the poem is different since there are many semicolons between each line and one period suggesting that the poem is actually one long sentence. Then I believe the speaker to be someone who acknowledges that he too has lost connection with nature since he’s been preoccupied with other things in the world. This is proven throughout the whole poem since he talks in first person using the word “I.” The tone of this poem is angry, frustrated, and dissatisfied because of how the world has changed. The rhyme scheme is also another appealing mechanic here too since Wordsworth only uses four different types of sounds to rhyme the poem ending with –oon, --owers, --ea, and –orn. Diction is another mechanic in this poem which is shown through the Greek gods, “Proeteus” and “Triton.” There’s also an antithesis in line 1 when the words in the phrase, “late and soon” are used together even when they’re opposites. Imagery is clearly evident all throughout the poem, like for example, in lines 6-7, Wordsworth describes how the winds that used to be there are “fading” and “dormant” which makes the reader just picture himself being within nature at that moment. Metaphors and personification are in lines 5 and 7 with the phrase, “sleeping flowers” and “Sea bares her bosom,” since the flowers and sea are given a humanlike quality. An apparent metaphor is given in the 10th line where the speaker mentions he rather be a pagan suckled in a creed outworn” which is being compared to a mother nursing a baby. Finally, there’s a simile in lines 6-7 which compare the winds to “sleeping flowers.”
In “The Tyger,” there are plenty of mechanics apparent to help develop the meaning of the poem. There’s definitely a meter which makes the poem run smoothly and the rhyme scheme is AABB…and so on. Most of the punctuation used during...

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