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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. Readers are advised that to take in the full sense of this section, it might be best to do what?
2. It becomes clear Blake has set forth how many different arguments?
3. How might one describe Blake's set of verses?
4. When the King eventually comes upon others, what guise has he taken up?
5. What two characters figure largely in these books?
Short Essay Questions
1. What personal beliefs does the author share with the reader?
2. How might one describe the words used by Blake? Give an example from the text to support your response.
3. How does the author share his worldliness?
4. Describe the "books" related to the writings of Milton.
5. How does this story open?
6. What is the purpose of these two "books"?
7. How does Blake's writing affect the reader?
8. What is Albion?
9. What is said about truth in this section?
10. What two arguments does the author set forth?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Book of Thel is an example of metered short fiction.
Part 1) Describe the Book of Thel. How is it an example of metered short fiction?
Part 2) What is the author's purpose for writing this story? By whom might he be inspired? How do you know this?
Part 3) How does his work throughout this book reveal his influences?
Essay Topic 2
Blake introduces the ideas of Hell and demons.
Part 1) What does he say about Hell and demons? Why does he introduce this?
Part 2) How do Hell and demons relate to Blake's philosophies and beliefs?
Part 3) How does his work regarding Hell and demons affect the reader? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Albion is the ancient name for England.
Part 1) Describe Albion throughout this book. Why does Blake use this ancient name?
Part 2) How does Blake's England influence his decision to use Albion?
Part 3) How do Blake's opinions of England and the English affect his beliefs of other cities and peoples? Why?
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