The Chimney Sweeper And Holy Thlake Analysis

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In the chimney sweeper and Holy Thursday written by William Blake, Blake uses the theme of innocence. In the chimney sweeper song of experience there are six stanzas with four verses each whereas in Holy Thursday song of innocence there are three stanzas with four verses each. In the two poems Blake shows his feelings about the way people treat the children. The aim is to find out how William Blake portray childhood with the theme of innocence in both poem. In the Chimney Sweeper, “And my father sold me while yet my tongue” shows that the speaker tells us the readers about his childhood and there is the theme of rejection s it runs out his father sold him before he could barely talk. From the reader point of view, it could be that the child was sold…show more content…
Tom sees thousands of chimneys sweepers “locked” in a black coffin. The name are “Dick, Joe, Ned and Jack” shows that the author uses standard names. The image of black coffins in which the children are locked up, is that it is probably something to do with the soot and so far in the poem only black thing happen. “Locked” is a metaphor in which the sweepers are forced to work, killed their childhood and it is a visual imagery of imprisonment. In the fourth stanza, an angel comes and free them. “Bright key” shows the freedom coming to free them all. The sweepers go and play. The atmosphere is full of happiness. “White and naked” shows that everyone soot is scrubbed clean from their bodies. “All bag left behind” relates to the chimney sweeper equipment. These bags are an example of metonymy. “The angel told Tom” shows that there has been a conversation between Tom and the angel about god will be his father. At the end the narrator finishes Tom’s dreams and the time he wake up his already have his chimney’s sweeper equipment like it asserts “And got with our bags and our brushes to
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