The Poems of William Blake

London is William Blakes response towards a bad social system. Discuss

About povertyin london, frustration of desire, labour exploitation, destruction in the city of London

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In "London," the speaker is commenting on the city as he enters he enters its borders. The poem speaks to the city's crowded streets and feelings of suffocation. Poverty is illuminated through the city's inhabitants and their suffering, but we never see or meet them. Instead, we experience their surroundings; the blood, the soot, the disease, and the cries of children. We feel the oppression amidst the opulence of buildings and residences that overshadow and darken the lives of the less fortunate.