Composed Upon Westminster Bridge (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of William Wordsworth's poem 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge'. You will be provided with key information about the context of the poem and the meanings of important moments within it.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which one of the following sentences is NOT a simile?

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Q2.Which of the following senses does the poetic technique, imagery, NOT seek to engage?

2/5

Q3.What does free verse mean?

3/5

Q4.What was the traditional attire the speaker in the poem received from her aunt?

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Q5.Which one of the following does the form and structure NOT convey?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which one of the following sentences is NOT a simile?

1/5

Q2.Which of the following senses does the poetic technique, imagery, NOT seek to engage?

2/5

Q3.What does free verse mean?

3/5

Q4.What was the traditional attire the speaker in the poem received from her aunt?

4/5

Q5.Which one of the following does the form and structure NOT convey?

5/5

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Lesson 9 - Understanding 'Composed upon Westminster Bridge'

A quiz consolidating your understanding of the poem, context and the key vocabulary from this lesson

Q1.What does transient mean?

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Q2.What is transient in the poem?

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Q3.Which of these quotations symbolises the transience of London’s beauty?

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Q4.What did Romantics typically emphasise about nature?

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Q5.As a Romantic, why might Wordsworth choose to set the poem at dawn?

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Lesson 9 - Understanding 'Composed upon Westminster Bridge'

A quiz consolidating your understanding of the poem, context and the key vocabulary from this lesson

Q1.What does transient mean?

1/5

Q2.What is transient in the poem?

2/5

Q3.Which of these quotations symbolises the transience of London’s beauty?

3/5

Q4.What did Romantics typically emphasise about nature?

4/5

Q5.As a Romantic, why might Wordsworth choose to set the poem at dawn?

5/5

Lesson summary: Composed Upon Westminster Bridge (Part 1)

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