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Mr Blake's views on "upon Westminster bridge" I read Mr Wordsworth's poem. I was dismayed by his views on London

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Joe Harrison 4NSR GCSE English literature "London" William Blake Mr Blake's views on "upon Westminster bridge" I read Mr Wordsworth's poem. I was dismayed by his views on London. I was horrified when I read the first line. "Earth has not anything to show more fair," I believed he would have experienced beautiful views since he was brought up in the Lake District. He obviously has not seen London in 1794. I have lived in London for many years of my life. I have seen people in poverty from the poorest parts of London to people in mansions the richest places. One day I was walking through the streets of London and it sprung upon me to write a poem. ...read more.

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I changed because I felt that it would have more effect. Everywhere is dirty in London, but I am trying to say that everywhere is dull and grim; also as you are walking through the streets it is like deja vu. One of the most distinct things about London is how the people look and feel. My next two lines are, "And mark in every face I meet marks of weakness marks of woe" As l walked though the streets I could see no one was smiling. I actually felt sorry for some people. Nearly every person I met looked ill or suffered from malnutrition due to over working, low income, no food and poor living space. ...read more.

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They are all tied up in life without any freedom. London is a prison. You could not hear the manacles instead you could see them, you don't hear the restrictions but you can obviously see them. You can hear the manacles clanging together. "Every blackening church appals" smoke from the factories has made the walls of the churches dirty. Makes London look dirty. These are words of distress. "How the youthful Harlots curse" These are the prostitutes of such a young age trying to make money giving birth to unwanted children. In the last line it suggest sexual diseases that have been passed around on to other men by then "youthful harlots" I live in London of course I know London better. I have seen the dark sides of London. Places he would not even dream of. ...read more.

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