Wordsworth is describing the view from Westminster Bridge, across the river Thames. He was leaving London for Calais, travelling with his sister Dorothy. As so often with Wordsworth, we are given.
A poetry explication is a relatively short analysis which describes the possible meanings and relationships of the words, images, and other small units that make up a poem. Writing an explication is an effective way for a reader to connect a poem’s plot and conflicts with its structural features. This handout reviews some of the important.