Presentation on theme: "“Sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge”"— Presentation transcript:
1“Sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge” ByWilliam Wordsworth ( )(First year Compulsory English Course)
2The Poet William Wordsworth Poet of Nature Pioneer of the Romantic Era The Poet Laureate
3The Romantic Poetry“Poetry is a spontaneous overflow of emotions recollected in tranquility.Main Romantic poets; Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron and Keats.
4Sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge What is a Sonnet?Origin of sonnet.Types of sonnet.Parts of sonnet.Octave (first eight lines)Sestet (Last six Lines)
5The composition of Sonnet by Wordsworth reflects the romantic belief that beauty is a perpetual source of joy and relaxation as is said by Keats:“ A thing of Beauty is a joy forever”
6Wordsworth got captivated by the heavenly beauty of London at dawn, while enjoying his morning walk on the Westminster bridge.He captured the scene with the help of his inward eye and later on recollected the same by making use of his rich imagination and composed this beautiful sonnet.
7The sonnet enjoys a unique status in the collection of Wordsworth’s poetry. The uniqueness of the sonnet lies in the fact that here poet admires the man-made beauty unlike his common practice of appreciating natural beauty.
8Use of Figures of Speech SimileMetaphorPersonificationAlliteration
9DA College for Women Phase 8 Thank youShireen khanAsst. ProfessorEnglish DepartmentDA College for Women Phase 8