Poetry Essay Examples

William Blake English Coursework

From the poems that you have studied, what have you learnt about Blake’s attitude to the treatment of children in his time? How does he try to persuade his reader to empathise with his characters? Which poem (or poems) do you think best achieve this aim, and why? One of Blake’s main influences was the… View Article

U.A fan Thorpe and Hugo Williams

I will be focusing on three poems, which are written by U.A fan Thorpe and Hugo Williams. The title of these three poems is quiet and basic and they will give some clues to the reader. The title of Leaving School, which is written by Williams, is very straight and it gives you some clues…. View Article

William Blake- subject, language and form

Blake’s poems put forward a powerful social message which reflects the time in which he was writing. With reference to at least five of his poems, show how Blake achieves this through his use of subject, language and form In this essay I will be analysing five of Blake’s poems which are ‘A Poison Tree’,… View Article

The dissolution of empire has been critical to the growth of world cities

King (1990, page x) argues that “the dissolution of empire has been critical to the growth of world cities”. How far does this apply to London? Modern patterns of development and growth have been shaped and influenced by the historical context of colonialism. Within this context relationships between capitalist and pre-capitalist states or colonies helped… View Article

English Literature Commentary

‘The Crystal Cabinet’ is an outstanding example of Blake’s use of an alternative reality to evoke readers to contemplate the boundaries of their society in light of knowledge about another world where these boundaries do not exist. Through the poem which was written just after the French Revolution, Blake offers the extreme of human experiences;… View Article

London Poems

Wordsworth and Blake each use language in different ways to present their own view of ondon. They both reveal their feelings through their viewpoint, the way they have structured their poems and the poetic devices each of them use. Wordsworth wrote his ‘On Westminster Bridge’ on September 3rd 1802 as a result of him riding… View Article

Congestion Charging

Resolving London’s transport problems was the highest priority of the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. His goal was to create a world-class transport system that would improve business efficiency, supports greater economic prosperity and improves the quality of life for every one living in London or visiting London. The Mayor’s transport strategy, which was published… View Article

William Blake and Ted Hughes

From the titles of “The Lamb”, “The Tyger”, “Hawk Roosting” and “The Jaguar”, it seems that these poems are about annimals but it quickly becomes apparent that they are in fact much more than simple descriptions. Annimals are symbols which describe metaphors about Man. Blake uses a wide variety of poetic forms in songs of… View Article

The Great Fire of London 1666 written by Samuel Pepys

An evaluation on a diary extract on the Great Fire of London 1666 written by Samuel Pepys Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) had a successful career in public service as a naval administrator and was a confidante of two Kings whom he served – Charles II and James II. He is mostly known for a diary that… View Article

Compare London and Westminster Bridge

These two poems, though written within 10 years of each other, convey very different views on London. They were both written during a time of revolution and change. Both these poems were written at the turn of the 19th century, in Georgian times, to illustrate the authors’ views on the City of London. At the… View Article

“Lines composed upon Westminster bridge, Sept. 3 1802” and “London”

These two poems show very different views of London. “Lines composed upon Westminster Bridge”, written by William Wordsworth, describes London in detail. He captures the beautified city and expresses the calmness of the morning. William Blake, who lived around the same time, wrote “London” which expresses the chaotic and corrupt side of London. Wordsworth describes… View Article

William Blake’s history and also compare five different poems

In my essay I will give some information on William Blake’s history and also compare five different poems. The poems I will compare are “London”, “The Chimney Sweeper” (Songs of Innocence) with “The Chimney Sweeper” (Songs of Experience). I will also compare ‘The Lamb” with “The Tiger”. I will explain the poems first and explain… View Article