london context

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  • London-Context
    • Romantic poets believed in emotions rather than human logic. they focused on how beautiful and powerful emotions are.
    • Blake disliked the monarchy (kings/ queens) his views were inspired y the French revolution, where the monarchy were overthrown by the people of France.
    • A sonnet is a 49 line poem , usually about love which is ironic as the monarchy had no love for its people.
    • "London" was published in 1794.
    • William Blake was an English poet who believed in social and racial equality. he questioned church teachings
    • Blake was against London being controlled by powerful people and having no freedom
    • At the time (eighteenth century), England was developing rapidly. this was called the industrial revolution. This industrialisation led to poverty and poor living conditions. child labour was very common - they worked long hours in very dangerous environments.


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