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- Created on: 08-11-16 19:30
Poet - WILLIAM BLAKE
The French Revolution occurred in 1789
Blake was so affected by the events in France and how people in England responded, he decided to write some poetry.
THE POEM ITSELF
London is a dark poem.
It's about dirt, filth, disease, plague, prostitution, child labour and everything that Blake felt was wrong about the city.
London is written in iambic tetrameter and uses an alternate rhyme scheme - this reminds us of one of the main themes of the poem, that social life is constricted, confined and repressed by authority 'chartered' 'manacles' and 'ban'.
The tight form of…