William Blake and William Wordsworth
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This paper examines how William Blake and William Wordsworth are two authors who effectively incorporate the issues of their time into their poetry. It looks at how social problems and the dilemma of moral responsibility in society are integrated into poems such as Blake's "Holy Thursday" poems, "London," and "The Chimney Sweeper," as well as Wordsworth's "London" and "We are Seven." It also discusses how a popular theme for Blake and Wordsworth within their works is to take notice of the problems within society, questioning what is commonly accepted for their time period.
From the Paper:"Blake's "Holy Thursday" poems are very interesting because each one captures the same day in a different light. It helps the reader to get an idea of the condition of both the people and the Church. The first "Holy Thursday" poem seems to capture the positive light of the ceremony, noting the children with the "innocent faces clean." Blake captures the innocence of these children being led by their parish officers, describing the children as "thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent hands." While Blake uses the idea of innocence, he also could be suggesting ignorance. In his time, many of the poor children had no choice but to follow the Church. Blake describes the children in a pure and innocent way, yet also unknowing, like a flock of sheep. "
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