The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake Test | Final 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. Here the verses continue with their what?

2. As noted above there are those which are poems designed to accompany what?

3. Blake, while not mimicking the classical poet _________________, is certainly carrying on the tradition of excellence in poetry.

4. He uses his powers to do what?

5. The author shares that by this time, he has established what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one kind of painting Blake created?

2. Where is this theme handled? Give an example to support your response.

3. What is one way Blake goes about trying to be acknowledged as an artist?

4. Name four of the inscriptions found.

5. Which writings add up to make poems?

6. What does the author plant in the verses of the second page?

7. How does this section open?

8. Describe the poems that discuss either gods or goddesses.

9. Describe the poems that are dedicated to the stage.

10. What does Blake say about marriage in this section? Give an example from the text to support your response.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

God conforms, at least partially, to man.

Part 1) How does Blake explain this? Does he make a valid point? Why or why not?

Part 2) Do you agree with him that God conforms to man? Why or why not?

Part 3) How might this belief influence Blake's perception of God?

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

Blake reveals a psychological concern in Jerusalem.

Part 1) How is this revealed? What is this concern?

Part 2) How is this a psychological concern?

Part 3) How does this affect Blake's view of the world? How does it also affect one's view of Blake? How might a reader's view change depending on whether they are a member of Blake's society or today's society? Why?

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