London quotes

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London context
'London' was published in 1794. William Blake was an English poet and artist who held quite radical social and political view for the time- he believed in social and racial equality and questioned church teachings.
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"Every"
"Repetition"- feeling of bleakness- despair affects everyone and there's no relief from it.
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"Marriage hearse"
"Oxymoron"- links th happy image of marriage with death. Suggests that everything has been destroyed.
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"Youthful harlot's curse"
"Use of the senses"- he hears the prostitutes swearing, but he might also mean that they are a curse on London
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"Infant cry of fear"
"Use of the senses"- the speaker hears various distressing noises- makes this seem like a vivid , hellish experience.
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"I"
"Dramatic monologue"- first person narrator personalises the poem and makes it seem more real.
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Card 2

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"Repetition"- feeling of bleakness- despair affects everyone and there's no relief from it.

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"Every"

Card 3

Front

"Oxymoron"- links th happy image of marriage with death. Suggests that everything has been destroyed.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

"Use of the senses"- he hears the prostitutes swearing, but he might also mean that they are a curse on London

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

"Use of the senses"- the speaker hears various distressing noises- makes this seem like a vivid , hellish experience.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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