London

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Who wrote London?
William Blake
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What inspired them to write London?
Blake lived and worked in the capital so he was able to write clearly about the conditions that people lived in.
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What does the title mean?
London in those days was a filthy disease filled place with lots of pollution. So it sets the mood of the poem nicely.
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What was the poets purpose?
Blake wanted to make people aware of the filthy conditions that people had to live and work in, he would have liked to change the these conditions into nicer a more sanitary place.
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What is the poem about?
The speaker, taking a walk around the Thames, could hear cries and screams of people in awful states, and all he could see was blood covering the walls of London. So the poem describes London as an area and it's awful conditions.
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What is the context of the poem?
The poem was set in 1794, where people would have to live and work in terribly unhealthy conditions.
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