Innocence & Experience ~ Oppression

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Created by lizziebessent almost 5 years ago


Mind map with brief analysis on 4 poems - two from innocence and two from experience, relating to the theme of oppression for my A Level English Literature revision. INCOMPLETE

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Innocence & Experience ~ Oppression
1 London
1.1 "In every cry of every Man, In every Infants cry of fear, In every voice: in every ban"
1.1.1 Anaphora of 'every' connotes all encompassing suffering and despair - inescapability
1.2 "mind-forg'd manacles"
1.2.1 Alliterative metaphor - lack of freedom of thought and spirituality.
1.3 "the Chimney-sweepers cry"
1.3.1 Exploitation of child labour - the dynamic emotive verb cry is very childlike - reminding the age of the chimney sweeps
1.4 "How the youthful Harlots curse"
1.4.1 Pre-determiner 'youthful' reminds audiences that children could be forced into prostitution - the noun 'Harlot' suggests someone dirty and unworthy in society, even though many were forced into it.
2 Infant Sorrow
3 The Chimney Sweeper
4 The Echoing Green
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