The Chimney Sweeper (Songs Of Innocence) by William Blake

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The Chimney Sweeper

Songs of Innocence

(By William Blake)

1788 "An act for the better regulation of chimney sweepers and their apprentices" was passed by Parlament, however it was weak and ineffective. That was a year before this poem was written.

The first thing that stands out clearly about this poem is much longer than the wrest. The style of the poem is different as well. There is a lot more narration, it reads like a story instead of an actual sound with rhythm, like some…


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