Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
by William Wordsworth
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 Awe and Amazement Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (line)
Earth has not anything to show more fair: (line 1)
The use of exaggeration (hyperbole) give the impression of childlike wonder, of the world made fresh and new again. This is not a philosophical poem. It's a poem about a person's emotions "in the moment."
A sight so touching in its majesty: (line 3)
The speaker can only describe the beauty of the city using paradoxes like this one. Imagine telling a king that he's adorable, pinching his cheeks, and then bowing before him, and you'll get an idea of how the phrase "touching in its majesty" works.