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. After this charming piece, there comes another set of poems. These ones are called what?

2. Here is yet another portion of the book where there is what?

3. These writings start as what?

4. Why have the inscriptions been included?

5. "...any loving woman is sure to be loved [regardless of her physical form]...so beneficial and highly valued" is what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is this section miraculous?

2. What does the author say about his own reputation and wealth?

3. What other kind of painting did Blake create?

4. Which writings add up to make poems?

5. How does this section open?

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

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

8. What is significant about the set of poems called Songs and Ballads?

9. Describe the poems in this section up to the two called Song.

10. How have Blake's works been preserved?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Blake believes that there are times when the only way to be fair is for rules to differ.

Part 1) When and how is this stated in this book? Why might he believe this?

Part 2) How does the time in which Blake writes this influence this belief?

Part 3) Do you agree that there are times when the only way to be fair is for rules to differ? If so, when? If not, why not?

Essay Topic 2

Blake has hope for peace and friendship between the sexes.

Part 1) How does he show he has hope for the sexes? Why is he hopeful?

Part 2) Why does this author create this work, regarding the sexes? What is its purpose?

Part 3) How does this work reflect his philosophies and personal beliefs?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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