How Does William Blake convey his anger in the poem London ?

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How Does William Blake convey his anger in the poem London ? The poem 'London' by William Blake, relfects his feelings upon the society that he was living in , and how despreratly it needed help. Blake thought that all of the poverty and misfortune that was happening on the streets were caused by the political opression in London. Blake was angered by what he saw in his homeland as other countries started fighting for their indipendence and equality whilst his country stayed dormant, eventhough he felt that there was a serious need for serious action. Eventhough Blake wasn't a typical romantic writer, he too possesed the same beliefs of fighting for what one believes in, and the urge to be liberated from the opression of…show more content…
Another image that the writer creates, of an opressed scoiety, is the metaphor 'mind for'ged manacles', this is as the 'manacles' are only 'forged' by the 'mind' thus, it not being real so therefore anyone can break free from it anytime, but yet they chose to stay in self-imprisonment. The line 'mind for'ged manacles' also conveys Blake's anger towards the ignorance of the people in country as he believed that they could break free from their imaginary prison cells, and fight the authorities that were causing their poverty, just like in the French Revolution. One way that Blake uses to convey his anger on what he sees is through his constant repition on certain words. In the first stanza,he repeats the word 'charter'd' twice. By repeating the word 'charter'd twice', it places furthur emphasis on the 'streets' and 'thames' being restricted by authority. The word 'mark' is then also repeated three times in the poem, by doing so, Blake is able to let the reader take more awearness of the word 'mark' and the story it is associated with, which is the mark of Caine. Caine was given a black mark on his face by God as he murderd his brother, the mark then branded him as a sinner. However, eventhough the mark branded him as a sinner, it also protected him from harm as anyone who harmed Caine was said to be punished with 30 times the damage inflicted upon him. The story of Caine relates to 'London' in a sense that
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