The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does this set of verses describe?

2. Prior to the entire group there is a short poem that does what?

3. How do these repetitions affect the tale?

4. What is William Blake's first prophecy called?

5. The artist has combined a strong technical accuracy with what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the illustrations in this section.

2. What goes along with each illustration?

3. Compare England and Jerusalem, based on Blake's work.

4. What personal beliefs does the author share with the reader?

5. How does Blake's writing affect the reader?

6. What is unique about William Blake, regarding his work and fame?

7. What is said about truth in this section?

8. How might one describe the words used by Blake? Give an example from the text to support your response.

9. What perception does Druidry include?

10. What has been done to create this book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Another world, called Golgonooza, is formed.

Part 1) Describe this world. Why is it formed?

Part 2) Why does Blake discuss this world? How does it compare to Blake's own world?

Part 3) What can the reader learn from this world? How does this reflect Blake's philosophies?

Essay Topic 2

The Four Zoas focus upon a special torment.

Part 1) What are the Four Zoas? How do they focus on a special torment?

Part 2) When is this torment discussed earlier? What is the reason for bringing it up again?

Part 3) Why might this torment be significant to the author? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

Some of Blake's works relate to the writings of Milton.

Part 1) Who is Milton? How do they relate to Milton's work?

Part 2) Why does Blake relate to Milton's work?

Part 3) In your own art, writing, or other pursuits, by whom are you influenced? Why? How does this influence compare to Milton's influence on Blake?

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