by William Blake
Freedom and Confinement
Well, it certainly seems like "London" is more interested in the confinement side of things now doesn't it? Yes indeed. First and foremost, this is a poem about literal forms of confinement: charte...
Death is all over "London"—literally. The title of the poem may well have been "London: the Dead City." Hearses, bloody palace walls, blights, and plagues—death is everywhere. In this poem's un...
Now hold on just a second. "London" is from Blake's Songs of Experience, not Songs of Innocence, right? Yep—which is why innocence is a major theme. Huh? Well, we don't mean innocence so much as...