The Poems of William Blake

The Chimney Sweeper

How would you describe the tone of line 10? Explain your answer, providing textual support.

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As Tom was a-sleeping, he had such a sight

The night after the speaker comforted poor little Tom, he had a dream or perhaps even a vision. Although we are not privy to all the information, this line gives us a sense of the divine or, at the very least, foresight.