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London, 1802 What's Up With the Title?

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What's Up With the Title?

So, the poem was written in 1802 – and we'd guess that it was written in and about London. It's pretty straightforward. The poet paints a picture of the state of the English people as he saw them in a specific time and place; we are to believe that these contemporary comrades of Wordsworth's are far less worthy than the heroic Englishmen of the past.

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