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London Poem
Andrew Kokanoutranon

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William Blake (1757-1827)



I wander thro' each charter'd street,

Near where the charter'd Thames does flow,

And mark in every face I meet

Marks of weakness, marks of woe.


In every cry of every Man,

In every Infant's cry of fear,

In every voice, in every ban,

The mind-forg'd manacles I hear.


How the Chimney-sweeper's cry

Every black'ning Church appalls;

And the hapless Soldier's sigh

Runs in blood down Palace walls.


But most thro' midnight streets I hear

How the youthful Harlot's curse

Blasts the new born Infant's tear,

And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse.




1. Cry – Children  


2. Curse – destruction and death


3. Weakness – small and children




1. “In every Infant's cry of fear” – Auditory


2. “Runs in blood down Palace walls” – Visual


3. “The mind-forg'd manacles I hear” – Auditory








 Anger and sadness towards the Church and people in general.




Institute of marriage is dying out because of the Harlots and the Church’s decision on pre-marital sex. 


The cause of man’s fear and sorrow is created by himself

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