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1

Who is it by?

William Blake

2

What is the poem about?

Supressed anger

3

What does the semantic field of groth represent?

His anger is growing and controlled into one channel .

4

How many stanzas?

4 Stanzas.

5

What is the rhyming pattern?

AABB rhyming pattern

6

How many lines per stanza?

4.

7

Feature name for the chosen rhyming pattern?

Rhyming Couplets.

8

What were the poets personal views on religion?

He was deeply religious.

9

When was it published?

1794.

10

Context of the poem?

It describes the narrator's repressed feelings of anger towards an individual, emotions which eventually lead to murder.

11

What does the quote 'I told it not, my wrath did grow' ?

Monosyllabic- emphasise polysyllabic anger

12

What narrative is the poem written in?

First person narrative.