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Teaching London

London

London is a poem by William Blake, published in Songs of Experience in 1794.As with most of Blake's poetry, there are several critical interpretations of London. The most common interpretation, favored by critics such as Camille Paglia and E. P. Thompson, holds that London is primarily a social protest.

William Blake
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What does Blake imply about the human condition with his negative description of London?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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