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    the world and human spirit. Among these poems, the two versions of “The Chimney Sweeper” explore the issue of child labor in the 18th century of England from children’s perspective. By comparing the two poems, readers will find that although the former belongs to the “happy songs” that “every child may joy to hear” (“Introduction” 19-20), and the latter is a “note of woe” (“Sweeper” 8), they both in essence narrate exploitation and misery in one way or another. The contrary states of…

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    “The Chimney Sweeper” by William Blake is a poem describing the exploitation of children that society unfortunately finds to be socially acceptable. Blake’s anger is felt throughout the poem as he ___ blames the parents and church for allowing the ongoing suffering to the children. Child labor is a major element discussed along with the reoccurring reminder of the conditions the chimney sweepers were forced to endure. Despite all of the harsh experiences, the children’s’ innocence is evident as…

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    Every day, the truth is the hardest pill to swallow. Most of the time we open the medicine cabinet and pretend not to see it while we take two tablets of hope and swallow it quick to feel the happier, elating effects faster. It’s much easier to push out the truth than to accept it. These ideas are very clear in William Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper” and Rosanna Warren’s “In Creve Coeur, Missouri.” Two children in different parts of the world are forced into unimaginable circumstances that can…

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    weep to associate the words weep and sweep to show that the chimney sweepers while they were sweeping they were often crying or sobbing. This really helps the reader understand how miserable the lives of these children were. In "The Chimney Sweeper (1789)" poem the main character has a name and in "The Chimney Sweeper (1794)" poem the protagonist is never referred to with a name but merely referred to as, "A little black thing among the snow,"(1). Blake gave the chimney sweeper in "The Chimney…

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    Chimney Sweeper is a term that can create many images in most people’s minds. Most people will think that being a chimney-sweeper, would be a glorious job. This opinion is due to the representation in the movie Mary Poppins. In the Walt Disney classic, the chimney sweepers were in a cheerful mood to dance and sing on the rooftops. Chimney sweepers, usually are not in the mood to dance around, like in the movie. Chimney sweepers, although quickly seen, are represented accurately in the movie…

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    death and innocence in William Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper” poems “The Chimney Sweeper” is a title of two poems by William Blake, the first one was published in the collection of poems Songs of Innocence in 1789, the second one in Songs of Experience in 1794. Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience contain several titles which are contrasting with each other and Blake presents innocence and experience of the poems of chimney sweepers as a perfect example of it. As both these poems depict the…

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    5-8). These lines evoke the idea that tigers are a representation of power and strength. Clearly, Blake chose a great archetype in the tiger to symbolize power and experience. Lastly, William Blake symbolizes the power of optimism using archetypes in his poem entitled “The Chimney Sweeper.” This poem is an outstanding example of some of Blake’s more political writing, and involves aspects of society in London. In this time, young children were often sold by their families who could not afford…

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    works the way they want it to (Intro to Engineering, n.d.; What is Engineering, 2008). The purpose of having a chimney is to aid in releasing smoke to the outside, but how do engineers know what height is best for a chimney? Chimneys reduce the risk of having an indoor fire. Removing smoke is beneficial to people’s health because smoke contains many chemicals including toxic gases (How Does Fire Work, 2002). Inhaling smoke can cause and magnify health issues so chimney height can decide…

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    I couldn’t bare seeing him laying in his bed without making a sound. Therefore I decided to stay on the couch near the chimney. In fact, I stayed on the same couch for six weeks before I got the courage to see him again. I hadn’t been in his room for so long. As I approached the bed I saw the candles and flowers that my parents and relatives left for him. I noticed that he was no longer covered in bandages. As I got closer to his body I could see the wounds from the impact. The accident didn’t…

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    writing at the early age of twelve. He learned and traveled around the world developing his writer’s sense until he decided he would teach the world to not be ignorant. People would have their eyes opened to the truth. His poem, “The Chimney Sweeper,” was an eye-opening poem on the horrors of young children in chimney sweeps. Blake’s poem reveals the evils of child labor and the bitter division of classes in London in the English Romantic period. His poem provides elements of anecdotes, biblical…

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