And the hapless Soldiers sigh Runs in blood down Palace walls In this stanza, the speaker digs even deeper into the reasons for his feelings toward humanity. He implies that the shackles worn by the people and inflicted by society have some disastrous results. He begins with the Chimney sweeper. The Chimney sweeper was one of the poorest of society.
This poem has captivated me- I want to explore its streets and channels.
But I will restrict myself to this. I just had to mention that this is a very noisy poem. He lets us know there are cries everywhere. Cries, cries, and more cries—sound is everywhere in this poem. Something is rotten here in Denmark that there are so many cries of pain.
Because of the pain of mind-forged manacles But I promised this was the last comment I would make. That means something is up with this word. Why is Blake fixated on it? The government of England chartered it- divided it up- lay claim to the right to do so.
The area is blighted by poverty, hopelessness, filth, disease, lawlessness, child labor prostitution. But the government does not claim the human suffering.
|William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience – Look Closer | Tate||London - Language, tone and structure Language and tone Repetition Blake uses repetition to convey the speaker's belief that everything is a possession of the ruling system and that no-one is free.|
|The William Blake | Craft Beer & Ales Pub in London||Edit As with most of Blake's poetry, there are several critical interpretations of London. The most common interpretation, favored by critics such as Camille Paglia  and E.|
Instead, it turns its back on it and lets it fester. Blake sees that people are trapped here in these chartered streets, imprisoned there by an uncaring government so he makes sure the reader sees and ponders the word chartered.
He is protesting apparently in a climate that punishes protesting. Actually, the poem might be closing but the cycle of misery in London is going to continue going around and around because a new life is born into this soul-destroying poverty and is greeted by the prostitute cursing him.
Marriage and love and virginity and joy are dead in this London and the hearse is taking them to the graveyard of dreams.
Well, shoot, I got side-tracked.- Analysis of William Blake's Poem London London by William Blake is a poem characterised by its dark and overbearing tone. It is a glimpse at a period of England's history (particularly London) during war and poverty, experienced by the narrator as he walks through the streets.
London by William Blake..I wandered through each chartered street Near where the chartered Thames does flow A mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness marks of woe.
In. Page/5(31). Life of William Blake Essay. British poet by the name of William Blake was welcomed to the world. Born in London England, he was the third son of his family but only second to survive. William Blake was born on 28 November at 28 Broad Street (now Broadwick St.) in Soho, London.
He was the third of seven children, two of whom died in infancy. Blake's father, James, was a hosier. William Blake was Cancer rising with a Sagittarius sun (as is the city Washington), no doubt reconciling those forces through his extraordinary creative output, traveling in consciousness beyond his home in London.
The concept of universal human suffering permeates through William Blake's dolorous poem "London," which depicts a city of causalities fallen to their own psychological and ideological demoralization.
Though the poem is set in the London of Blake's time, his use of symbolic characters throughout the.