We wander thro' each charter'd street,
Near where the charter'd Thames does movement.
And mark in each and every face My spouse and i meet
Marks of weakness, represents of woe.
In every cry of every Man,
In every Newborns cry of fear,
In every tone of voice: in every suspend,
The mind-forg'd manacles I hear
The way the Chimney-sweepers cry
Every black'ning Cathedral appalls,
And the hapless Soldiers heave a sigh
Operates in blood vessels down Palace walls
But many thro' midnight streets My spouse and i hear
How the fresh Harlots bane
Blasts the re-invigoured Infants tear
And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse
The speaker wanders through the streets of Birmingham and remarks on his findings. He sees despair in the faces from the people he meets and hears fear and repression in their voices. The woeful cry in the chimney-sweeper stands as a chastisement to the Church, and the blood vessels of a jewellry stains the outer walls of the monarch's home. The nighttime holds practically nothing more appealing: the cursing of prostitutes corrupts the newborn infant and sullies the " Marriage hearse. ” Examination
William Blake's poem, " London", is obviously a sorrowful poem. Inside the first two stanzas, Blake utilizes unnecessary repetition and phrase choice to create the mournful atmosphere. Blake introduces his reader for the narrator when he " wanders" through the " chartered" contemporary society. A world in which every person he views has " marks of weakness, signifies of woe. " Blake repeatedly uses the word " every" and " cry" in the second stanza to represent the depression that hovers over the entire society. The " mind-forged manacles" the narrator hears suggests that he's not psychologically stable. In the third stanza, Blake utilizes imagery of destruction and religion. This kind of imagery is actually a paradox, which will implies several religious damage like the apocalypse. The " chimney-sweeper's cry" symbolizes the society aiming to clean the ashes that causes hawaii of despression symptoms. Blake uses the religious imagery from the " black'ning church" to represent the loss of...