London Flashcards

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1
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Who wrote London

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William Blake

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What were Blake’s ideologies

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Blake was a disestablishmentarialist

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Talk about songs of experience

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This poem was from Blake’s collection of songs of experience and this essentially means that this poem was focused on the conventional flaws within society.

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What are key concepts within London? (3)

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  • Feeling trapped
  • Criticism of the church and monarchy
  • Impact of industrialisation
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What is the structure of London

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  • ABAB rhyme scheme
  • Iambic tetrameter is rigid to suggest that the suffering and pain in London is never-ending and also systemic within society.
  • Dramatic monologue to present the speakers pain
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Quote for corrupt institutions

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“blackening church”

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Quote for feeling trapped

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“I wander through each chartered street…”

  • Chartered could also connote to government authority and could suggest that government intervention is now even systemic within the streets we walk on.
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Quote for feeling trapped

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“I wander through each chartered street…”

  • Chartered could also connote to government authority and could suggest that government intervention is now even systemic within the streets we walk on.
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Quote for enslavement

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“The mind-forged manacles I hear”

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Quote for repetition of chartered

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Chartered streets, chartered thames

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Quotation to represent the corruption of institution

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“Runs in blood down palace walls”

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London Comparisons (Unpleasant experiences) (4)

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  • The prelude
  • Exposure
  • Bayonet Carge
  • Remains
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London comparisons (Misuse of power)

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  • Ozymandias

- My last duchess

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