He was consistently dirty and sick. Many of his poems are sister poems or couplet poems which means they go together, for example, 'The Lamb' and 'The Tyger' or the two 'Nurse's song' poems. As he walks through the streets near the near the River Thames, he notices the common distress in the faces of the people he passes along the way. It draws emphasis on the feeling of severity and the widespread effect on these people. .
The book edition by Joseph Wicksteed is highly recommended. He uses the illustrations and engravings in his work to express his visual, spiritual and psychic views about the society he lived in. She has deranged marriage by having sold her body before ever entering into the marriage union. He alludes to the struggle of the classes, the upper-class controlling the lower, as being the reason for the problems in London. It is Jesus Christ who calls himself a Lamb. The readers here are provided with a true portrait of a lamb. The pace is moderate using an octameter meter, and each stressed syllable is like each footfall of the narrator.
The language itself experiences the same restriction. The imagery through stanzas three and four paints a picture in the readers mind of a suffering, helpless and lost city. He appears to be not quite sure of himself, and a bit misguided, if not entirely lost. Additionally, it means how the depressed people don't even get the chance to cry peacefully and alone. Death In this poem, death is an extremely prominent theme. The poet shows the uncertainty and oppression that was present during this time.
A strong conviction that they are there is the only hope man has in this world. In this poem the poet pays a tribute to Lord Christ who was innocent and pure like a child and meek and mild like a lamb. The poem presents the ideal of charity substantiating Christian compassion and caritas or caring, the ideals of the Lamb of God. As it was a time of corruption in England, the churches had high authority and were corrupt. William points to the corruption within the city of London; this poem is a form of social and political protest against the oppressive landlords and authorities of the city.
He would use an antacid agent to paint his verses on sheets of thick metal. William Blake, London London by William Blake is a poem characterised by its dark and overbearing tone. The Lamb identifies with Christ to form a Trinity of child, Lamb and Redeemer. Blake also uses the tiger as a metaphor for the good and evil in the world. Every couplet has a different rhyming sound. Blake also studied the work of Michelangelo and was greatly influenced by his own religious beliefs.
This random banter scarcely does him any justice. It is a glimpse at a period of England's history particularly London during war and poverty, experienced by the narrator as he walks through the streets. H also wants to know from the Lamb who supplied him with pleasant body-cover clothing which is softest, full of wool and shining. All of the lines in the poem have a consistent metric rhythm and use the rhyme scheme abab for each stanza. His father James Blake and his mother Catherine were both Dissenters.
Blake creates complexity by using his rhetorical skills, which in turn opens up the poem for personal interpretation. And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe. The speaker will expound upon this idea later on in the poem. Here, they are tainted by the blight of venereal disease. Blake addresses a universal audience in a prophetic voice, taking the role of the poet upon himself often using a mystical tone. In what furnace was thy brain? What dread grasp, dare its deadly terrors clasp? This regularity hints to the tight control that Blake opposes in society.
Although written long ago, before the twentieth century, London echoes a theme recurrent in present history. The poem starts with a sinister and gloomy atmosphere which quickly gives an idea to the reader what the author thinks of London. He wrote many poems such as, A Cradle Song, A Divine Image, Broken love, etc. William Blake exemplifies this characteristic of Romantic Age poets with his use of animals, cities, and everyday jobs, such as the chimney sweeps. On one hand this chant like rhythm creates a feeling of conformity and industry, which is a reflection of the industrial revolution and the power of the government. Poets often use many literary techniques to share vision with readers about aspects of existence.