The Chimney Sweeper (Songs of Innocence)
The Chimney Sweeper (Songs of Innocence) Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
In a poem called "The Chimney Sweeper" we expect to meet a sweeper. In fact, we meet several (at least five) specific ones, thousands of other nameless ones, and we also get a pretty close look at...
The Color Black
Soot is black, and the chimney sweepers are black because of all that sooty soot they schlep around in. They are also black, however, in a different sense. Their innocence has been stolen, and they...
The Color White
Little Tom Dacre used to have white hair (before it was shaved), the naked children in the dream are white, and clouds are white. Whiteness in this poem is a symbol of innocence and childhood and c...
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