"London" by William Blake Analytical Essay by Victim17

"London" by William Blake
An explication of the poem, "London," by William Blake.
# 59141 | 1,475 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jun 05, 2005 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper is explication of William Blake's poem, "London," and explains what each line means in the different contexts. "London" is Blake's journey through the streets of London as he wanders aimlessly observing the people of the city. It examines the use of the word 'chartered' in the first stanza and continues to analyze William Blake's feelings about London throughout the poem.

From the Paper:

""London" by William Blake is an exploration in the streets of the different people living in London in 1794. In the poem, we are introduced to four people; the infant, the chimney-sweeper, the soldier, and the Harlot. Each of these characters is a representation of the city of London, and each is capitalized in the poem. These are the people who William Blake saw as his people of London; however, he did not include himself in any of the categories."

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