Flashcards in London Deck (54)
What effect does using the pronoun 'I' have on the reader?
It takes the reader on the journey and it makes it more personal
What is the meaning of "harlot"?
A prostitute or a promiscuous woman
The word "every" is repeated throughout the poem what effect does this have?
It shows how everyone is a collective and not individual
What effect does the word "midnight" have?
Why does the poet use negative imagery?
It helps create atmosphere and show his dislike towards London
Why did William Blake reject the church?
The church didn't help children who were force to work
When was this poem published?
Which of the following words would you use to describe the poem?
Hopeless and Pessimistic
What is a hearse?
A vehicle used to carry a coffin
What was William Blakes other occupation?
What is the rhyme scheme?
When was the French Revolution?
What is Blake's view on the city?
Where was William Blake born?
What accompanied Blake's poems?
Who are the people represented in power during this poem?
The church and the monarchy
What is Blake's view on religion?
What year was Blake born?
What does the rhyme scheme represent?
The sound of his feet
and the misery throughout the city
Which event, occurring during the time the poem was written, did Blake sympathise with?
The french revolution
What are the three main key concepts in the poem, London?
Impact of industrialisation
Church and Monarchy
How is the concept of 'Being trapped' shown in the poem, London?
The idea is consistently reinforced by Blake using vocabulary relating to entrapment and imprisonment.
How is the concept of 'impact of industrialisation' shown in the poem, London?
The reference to chimney sweepers reminds readers of the price people paid for urbanisation that resulted from the industrial revolution.
How is the concept of 'Church and Monarchy' shown in the poem, London?
Blake is very critical of these institutions for contributing to people's oppression and spending money on luxury buildings when there is so much poverty.
Which of these quotes does not refer to freedom of expression being limited in London?
Blake, whose views were radical at the time, was critical of:
Religion and the church
The luxurious lives of the rich
What meter is the poem written in?
What could be the purpose of the meter in the poem?
To echo the never-ending suffering and misery in London
What form does the poem take?
A dramatic monologue