1.A sight ……in its majesty’—What is the sight referred to here? What does the poet realise about the view? Who might be dull of soul and why? [1 + 1 + 3 = 5]

Ans. The sight referred to here is the sight of London in the early morning.

The poet realises that the earth has not anything to show more fair or in other words it is the most beautiful sight in the world.

The Nature-poet feels delighted and overwhelmed in his heart viewing the beautiful sight. The poet is deeply absorbed by the marvellous scene. The sight appeals to all hearts. The poet says that anyone who would pass by without looking at the sunbathed glorious morning scene must be a ‘dull’ or insensitive fellow. The fellow lacks the sense of aesthetics.


2.How does the poet look upon the sun in ‘Upon Westminster Bridge’? What is so deep and why?[2 + 1 + 2 = 5)

Ans. The Nature-poet has been crossing the Westminster Bridge early in the morning. The sun has just risen. The splendour of the rising sun has endowed everything all over the city with bright and dazzling light. The air is smokeless because the busy and bustle life has not started yet. The poet feels that such a beautiful sunrise can never be witnessed in natural surroundings like hills, rocks or valleys.

The calmness that grips the city of London in the morning is very deep.

The calmness is so deep because there prevails serene and silence everywhere. The dazzling rays illuminate the entire vicinity. The city is asleep now. The calm noisy place can be felt more deeply than that of usually quiet place. So, this calmness is so deep.


3.’Earth has not … to show more fair’—-
What makes the poet  say so?

Ans. While the poet was crossing the Westminster Bridge over the river Thames, a majestic view broke out before him. The usual activities of the city had not begun till then and in the smokeless air all the landmarks of the city like the towers, domes, theatres and temples looked bright and glittering. The congested city appeared like a tranquil fairyland where everything had been lying in a magic spell of sleep. This unexpected transformation of the city with the magic touch of nature prompted the poet to express his joy in this way.


  1. ‘Ne’er saw I …… so deep!’ —–What makess the poet  say so?

Ans. The poet observed the city of London from the Westminster Bridge early in the morning. The city did not wake up till then. The usual activities of the busy city had not started. In the bright sunlight, the towers, domes, theatres and temples of the city were glittering as the smoke had not yet grimmed the air. But what struck him the most was the calmness, so unusual in a city. The poet had seen sunrise in many natural surroundings like hills, valleys ete. Those sunrises were tranquil but such calmness is quite unprecedented in a congested city like London. This realization prompted the poet to say that he had not seen or felt such a profound natural calmness.


5.’A sight ….in its majesty’-What is the sight referred to here?—– How does the poet describe the ‘sight’? [1 + 4 = 5]

Ans. The sight refers to here the view of the city of London from Westminster Bridge. It is seen by William Wordsworth early one morning. The poet has given a panoramic description of the city of London. According to him it is the fairest scene on earth. The ships on the river Thames, temples appear dazzling in the smokeless morning air and the bright rays of the rising sun. The river is flowing in its own course.The houses of the big city seem to be lying asleep.


6.Describe the city of London in the poem “Upon Westminster Bridge’. 

Ans. The  romantic  poet has gives us a beautiful picture of the London’s cityscape in his sonnet. All the landmarks of the 19th century city of London like the Westminster Bridge, domes of St. Paul’s Cathedral,
Tower of London, theatre houses and temples have been described along with the river Thames. But the city has been presented in its early morning glory of the smokeless air and dazzling sunshine. The crowded city appears to have put on the beauty of the morning. Deep tranquility from its houses lying in deep sleep under the vast sky and open field is emanated.


7.’Dear God! …. seem asleep; =.
And all that mighty heart is lying still!’ — Why
does the poet invoke God in this line? What does ‘mighty heart’ refer to? What makes the mighty heart’ lie ‘asleep’? [2 + + 1 + 2 = 5]

Ans. The poet observes the city of London from Westminster Bridge. He feels dumbstuck in wonder by seeing the transformation of the noisy city into a peaceful sleepy place with the magic touch of nature. To express this wonder and thankfulness he invokes Almighty God.

The expression ‘mighty heart’ refers to the spirit of the great and powerful city of London .
The city of London is usually very busy and boisterous with human activities. But in the early he morning the human activities have not started. It appears unusually calm and still in the pure smokeless air and sunlight.


8.‘The river ……sweet will’—-Which river is mentioned here? What does the poet convey here?? How does the poet realise at that particular moment?[1 + 2 + 2= 5]

Ans. The river mentioned here is the river Thames which flows  sweetly and willingly through the city of London.

By this expression the poet wants to mean the usual human activities. The ferrying of boat and ships on UPO the surface of the river water have not yet started. As a result, the river flows uninterruptedly at its own will.

The poet feels amazed at the transformation of an usually boisterous city. Everything in the sleeping city seems to be a part of mother-nature. The poet feels thankful to God for providing him with such a wonderful experience.


9 ‘All bright .,.. in the smokeless air.’—-
What are referred to as ‘bright and glittering?? When do they appear bright and glittering? Why is the air ‘smokeless’?[2 + 1 + 2 = 5]

Ans. The poet is observing the city of London from the elevated position of the Westminster Bridge. He can see everything from over there such as the tower, domes, theatre houses and temples of the city along with the ship floating on the river Thames. All these appear as bright and glittering.

These things appear bright and glittering early in the morning when the sun has just risen.

The air is smokeless because people are still in their sleep. The usual domestic activity and the busy and bustle life have not started yet. As a result of these, smoke is not billowing out of the chimneys in the houses. So, the air is free from smoke. That is why, everything looks glittering and bright in the smokeless air.


  1. ‘All bright …. in the smokeless air.’-What are meant by ‘all’? Why does everything appear bright and glittering? [3 + 2 = 5]

Ans. The word ‘all’ here refers to the city’s landmarks like towers, domes, theatres and temples of the city of London. The poet notices the ships still on the river Thames. All the beautiful things are observed from the Westminster Bridge . The poet observed the magical view with early morning sun.

The poet has seen all these things early one morning when usual activities of the city have not started. The air over the whole city is cloudless and smokeless. That is why, the sun appears to be bright and glittering.



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