London, 1802 Summary
William Wordsworth

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London, 1802 Overview

"London, 1802" by William Wordsworth is a sonnet in which the poet examines what he perceives as the moral decline of England during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He turns to his literary predecessor John Milton as a moral guide, petitioning the late poet to return to England and instill its citizens with a renewed sense of virtue and goodness. The poem addresses major themes such as moral idealism and the loss of paradise.

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