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Analysis on London by W Blak
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London- by William Blake
William Blake had a relatively pastoral upbringing, which evokes Wordsworth's ideas. He was a Christian yet he entertained different thoughts that went against the general view. He campaigned against the exploitation of children in factories. Like a prophet from the Old Testament, he is an expert at finding every little peccadillo in the world. For him, there seems to be nothing positive about London to write about. This poem is taken from a book of poems called 'Songs of Experience.'
In London, every street and part of land is owned by someone. Money, power and ownership are the three factors that merge together to hold this city together. This goes against Christianity and the message that Jesus gave, that money is not the way to spiritual happiness. 'Wander' suggests someone who is dispossessed and uninterested with the life that they lead. The way he describes London shows that it is controlled by bureaucratic laws. This is shown by the mentioning of "chartered streets", charters were given to people who were richer or more powerful than most and it allowed them to control the streets of London. This line outlines city's wealth and
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