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1

What effect does using the pronoun 'I' have on the reader?

It takes the reader on the journey and it makes it more personal

2

What is the meaning of "harlot"?

A prostitute or a promiscuous woman

3

The word "every" is repeated throughout the poem what effect does this have?

It shows how everyone is a collective and not individual

4

What effect does the word "midnight" have?

It foreshadows

5

Why does the poet use negative imagery?

It helps create atmosphere and show his dislike towards London

6

Why did William Blake reject the church?

The church didn't help children who were force to work

7

When was this poem published?

1794

8

Which of the following words would you use to describe the poem?

Hopeless and Pessimistic

9

What is a hearse?

A vehicle used to carry a coffin

10

What was William Blakes other occupation?

Artist

11

What is the rhyme scheme?

ABAB

12

When was the French Revolution?

1789

13

What is Blake's view on the city?

Negative

14

Where was William Blake born?

London

15

What accompanied Blake's poems?

Illustrations

16

Who are the people represented in power during this poem?

The church and the monarchy

17

What is Blake's view on religion?

Negative

18

What year was Blake born?

1757

19

What does the rhyme scheme represent?

The sound of his feet
and the misery throughout the city

20

Which event, occurring during the time the poem was written, did Blake sympathise with?

The french revolution

21

What are the three main key concepts in the poem, London?

Being Trapped
Impact of industrialisation
Church and Monarchy

22

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.

23

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.

24

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.

25

Which of these quotes does not refer to freedom of expression being limited in London?
-"Chartered"
-"Mind-forged manacles"
-"Youthful Harlots"

"Youthful Harlots"

26

Blake, whose views were radical at the time, was critical of:

Religion and the church
The luxurious lives of the rich

27

What meter is the poem written in?

Iambic tetrameter

28

What could be the purpose of the meter in the poem?

To echo the never-ending suffering and misery in London

29

What form does the poem take?

A dramatic monologue

30

London is written in the form of a dramatic monologue. What's significant about this?

Emphasises the reader's personal anger and frustration.