Unveiling Linguistic Beauty: A Stylistic Analysis Of Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 By William Wordsworth

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Yousaf Kamran Bhatti , Afshan Syed Mahmood , Asma Rahim , Haseena Rahim , Aziz Ullah Khan


This paper focuses on a comprehensive stylistic analysis of William Wordsworth's poem Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802. The main objective is to explore how the poet employs language to portray the serene beauty of nature amidst the hustle of modern life. The analysis delves into various stylistic strategies used by Wordsworth to evoke feelings of serenity and appreciation for nature. The study is based on Leech and Short's (2007) stylistic model, which categorizes linguistic features into lexical, grammatical, figures of speech, phonetic, phonological, and graphological elements. However, this study focuses on lexical categories, grammatical categories, figures of speech, phonetic, phonological, and graphological categories. Through this analysis, the research aims to elucidate the poem's meaning and how the poet's stylistic choices invoke emotions and captivate the reader's imagination. It seeks to understand how Wordsworth's use of simple yet poetic language allows readers to vividly envision the setting and experience the same sense of peace and tranquility that the poet felt while writing. The investigation examines how the poet's language decisions influence the reader's thoughts and contribute to the overall impact of the poem. Additionally, the study explores the intense emotional response of the reader by analyzing the interplay between words and imagination. Ultimately, this research advances our understanding of Wordsworth's poetic devices and their role in portraying the grandeur of nature in an urban environment through a meticulous stylistic analysis.

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