3-27notes - BLAKE "The Chimney Sweeper" pp. 1414-the...

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BLAKE “The Chimney Sweeper” pp. 1414-the innocent chimney sweeper p. 1419- the experienced chimney sweeper innocence vs experience dangerous job for children-inhaled the soot, and could fall The Romantics criticized the industrial revolution- no child labor laws Both poems critsize the state Innocent chimney sweeper: His mother died, his dad sold him (don’t know why). Experienced chimney sweeper: his parents are at church while he’s sweeping Innocent still has hope, plays in his dreams experienced is cynical-adjusted to abuses of system Wordsworth His mom died when 8 years old, had 3 brothers His father died when he was 13 Went to Cambridge university journeyed on foot through france in the alps Was a tutor in France for a year Had a daughter with a woman, but had to go back to England because he ran out of money Big supporter of the Fr. Revolution One of his close friends died His friend left him a sum of money so that he could live off his poetry.
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course ENG 316K taught by Professor Kruppa during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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3-27notes - BLAKE "The Chimney Sweeper" pp. 1414-the...

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