And did those feet in Ancient Time.
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Write down 3 images/metaphors that reveal positive things about Melbourne
Write down 3 images/metaphors that reveal negative changes
In pairs annotate and discuss the poem’s meaning. Consider:
1. Discuss your ideas with another pair
2. Look at the handout – use it to add to your annotations
3. Make notes in your work book. Write a brief summary of the main ideas and the main poetic devices.
(What is the image, what does it imply, how does it convey Blake’s views and values?)
Eg. Blake’s use of natural imageryenables him to emphasise what he saw as the purity of the mountains green and pleasant pastures.
The innocence of the Lamb of God juxtaposed to the Satanic Mills reveals Blake’s criticism……
The strong adjective of Satanic used to describe the mills…
Eg. Blake’s utilisation of an abab rhyming scheme results in an even rhythm, yet one which develops in pace as the speaker’s determination and conviction to save Britain becomes stronger.
By the third stanza the beat hits a crescendo as the speaker’s repetition of me and my …..
The dominant symbol of Jerusalem builded here symbolises that once England was….
The Lamb of God symbolises….
The Sword…in my hand is symbolic of
The speaker’s determination to rebel the negative changes to his society are symbolic in his Arrows of desire …
Look at your notes on how to start an analysis.
Write your first paragraph. Include:
Remember you don’t have to write about everything.
Remember – there is no right or wrong way!
Some people pick out the key ideas whilst annotating, and base their analysis between the poem around them.
Key Idea – similarities/differences in both poems – how they are presented through poetic devices.
Other people like to structure their response around poetic devices and then discuss the key ideas.
Poetic device – similarities/differences – what it represents in both poems
William Blake’s London and Did these feet in Ancient time use a narrative structure to reveal Blake’s criticism of the Industrial Revolution on the communities and people of England. London has a continuous critical and despondent tone as Blake condemns the lack of compassion in the upper classes with their chart’d streets and the chart’d Thames, which enables them to procure increased wealth. He reveals a tone of contempt for the aristocracy through the melancholy metaphor of the sigh of soldiers blood down palace walls, instilling his views that they were the cause of much suffering.The use of a despondent tone as the observer repetitively considers the marks of weakness, marks of woe emphasises the notion that people felt there was no chance of change. Ancient Feet conveys a tone of anguish, anger and defiance. It is with a tone of disbelief that he questions ……. The tone then changes to one of anger as he demands……
2. Symbols – what key symbols can you discuss?
Eg. The symbols of the Arrow and Sword
The Biblical symbol of the Lamb of God reveals Blake’s perceived inncocence and ideal of the England of old….
3. Metaphors – Blake’s metaphoricalBlackning Church has the condemning connotation that….