* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

by William Wordsworth

Transience Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #4

In his first splendour (line 10)

The poem is about making the old seem new again. Even the sun is remade every morning. Each day is a new and transient world.

Quote #5

And all that mighty heart is lying still! (line 14)

This moment will not last long. The speaker catches London at a time after the sun has risen but before most people have awoken for work or play.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement