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"The Chimney Sweeper"
An analysis of the irony in William Blake's poem "The Chimney Sweeper".
# 108144 | 980 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 23, 2008 in Literature (Poetry)

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The paper illustrates how William Blake's poem "The Chimney Sweeper" uses the familiar tone of nursery rhyme and deploys children's vocabulary and sing-song diction to convey the horrible, limited circumstances of the child speaker's life. The paper explains that the innocence, purity, hopes and light of childhood and heaven are contrasted with the darkness of the soot and the physical, manual labor of chimney sweeping.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blake, William. "The Chimney Sweeper." Songs of Innocence. 1789. 28 Sept 2007.http://www.online-literature.com/blake/628/
  • Blake, William. "The Chimney Sweeper." Songs of Experience. 1794. 28 Sept 2007.

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