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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. Blake, while not mimicking the classical poet _________________, is certainly carrying on the tradition of excellence in poetry.
2. Here again there are many what?
3. He uses his powers to do what?
4. After this charming piece, there comes another set of poems. These ones are called what?
5. After this, there is the area under Numeral VII entitled The Everlasting Gospel which contains what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where is this theme handled? Give an example to support your response.
2. Describe this section.
3. What is one example of Blake's beliefs being discussed into greater detail in this section?
4. How does this section begin?
5. Name four of the inscriptions found.
6. What happens when Urizen descends? What might this represent?
7. Describe the earlier set of etchings.
8. Upon what do these poems focus?
9. What does the author say about his own reputation and wealth?
10. How have Blake's works been preserved?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Blake sets forth arguments and principles pertaining to his beliefs and perception of the truth.
Part 1) What are those arguments and principles he sets forth? How has he come to believe this?
Part 2) How is his philosophy on truth proved through his work?
Part 3) Are his beliefs valid? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Blake shows respect for women and girls.
Part 1) How does he show them respect? Why does he show them respect in this way?
Part 2) Is his view of females typical of the period in which he lives? Why or why not?
Part 3) From where does his respect of women come? How do his views on the world affect his opinion of women and vice versa?
Essay Topic 3
The author conjures the powers of Druidry.
Part 1) What is Druidry? How does he conjure these powers?
Part 2) Why does he conjure these powers? Is this good or bad? Why?
Part 3) How is this associated with the period in which Blake lives as well as his own philosophies?
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