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  1. 1. LONDON By William Blake
  2. 2. About the Poet • He was born on Nov. 28, 1757,in the soho district of london, England • The Bible had an early , profound influence on him • At an early age, Blake allegedly began experiencing vision • William Blake Suffered from recurring bouts of an undiagnosed that he had called “that sickness to which there is no name “ • He died on August 12,1827
  3. 3. CONTEXT • William Blake was an English Poet who is considered to have made a very important contribution to the history of art and the romantic movement despite being largely unrecognized in his lifetime. In ‘LONDON’ Blake uses snapshots of the city to depict his negative view of society . The poem reflect Blake’s disillusionment with religion and authority. Blake lived in London for most of his life. At the time the poem was written the city was becoming an industrial landscape, controlled by landlords and institutions. Blake was also becoming extremely critical of the church as they wouldn’t help poor children or the homeless.
  4. 4. THE TITLE • The title makes us think that the poem will be all about London and how beautiful it is. We imagine it to be very patriotic and instead we hear about how horrible and cruel it is. We hear about how the city has taken peoples happiness and replaced it with misery. Blake did this to get this reaction and draw us in, no one read the poem called “how horrible London is” but take out three words and it makes people want to read it.
  5. 5. ATTITUDES, THEMES & IDEAS • Freedom & Confinement , The fallen World To argue urban • Innocence , Political Tension Environment • Death , Social Woes Freedom to live • Happy & joyful life
  6. 6. STRUCTURE • London by William Blake is divided into four stanzas, called quatrains • The poem is written to reflect a “tour” of the city • The first quatrain deals with things Blake can see • The second quatrain deals with things he can hear • Blake’s overarching pessimism for the city is present throughout
  7. 7. THE RHYME SCHEME • There is an ABAB rhyme scheme in each of the four stanzas, which each contain four lines. This alternating rhyme scheme contributes to the song form. Again it stays regular there is no change in which implies that no change will ever come to london
  8. 8. POETIC TECHNIQUES • Hyperbole} every’ is used many times to make it seem like everyone feels the same • Use of sounds} ‘cry’’voice’ ‘I hear’ makes the reader imagine screams and cries of pain, sound more horrific • Alliteration. It occurs in all four stanzas of “London.” In lines 3 and 4, the numerous /M/ and /W/ sounds create a sense of abundant misery

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