William vs Dorothy

Stating the obvious, Dorothy provides the dates for each of her writings. Her journal entries allow the readers to have a more intimate relation with the piece; which allows the readers to read it more personal. In contrast, William’s poems are titled according to the event he encountered.

William Wordsworth’s poems developed from Dorothy’s journal entry. Dorothy describes an incident in her journal, and William writes a poem about the same incident. Comparing April 15th, in “The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journal” by Dorothy and “I wandered lonely as a Cloud” by William, this allows both Dorothy and William to write about the same event, but in a very different way.

Dorothy writes in a realist diary style, whereas William writes in a romantic ballad style (A-B-A-B-C-C rhyme scheme). The vocabulary used in Dorothy writing is easier to follow along. Dorothy writes her literature as a short paragraph. Where as Williams “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is written in four six-line stanzas, it also has a rhyme scheme: ABABCC. Because of the rhyming style William has to keep up with, some of the words are very difficult to read.

Although Dorothy piece is written as a diary, she is more open and includes others in her piece, unlike her brother. William piece is solitary; he only speaks of his experience. In “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” William isolates himself in this memory. William focuses on the beauty of nature, considering his feelings and emotions rather than simply telling a story. His poem consists of many visual words. “And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils” (William) Similar to William, Dorothy reference to the daffodils is past tense. Dorothy recalls a memory, while William relives the memory of the daffodils.

Although both writers share the same setting for their experience, the writing is completely different. The lenses in Dorothy writing does not bring emotion to the piece, although the writing is more personal. Dorothy doesn’t mention how the outcomes affects her, whereas, William does mention the affects his experience had on him, for example “And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils”, in “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”. William mentions the word heart, which automatically shows affection.

One thought on “William vs Dorothy

  1. jdwilner says:

    This is more clearly written than your first version, ZaQuaesha, but it is half the minimum required length and lists points one after another without organizing them into paragraphs. Do you want a third chance? If I grade this, your grade will go down.


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