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 again there are many what?

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

3. This often includes a greater discussion of what?

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

5. Here the author begins by providing a description to a client of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give an example of an epitaph from this section.

2. How is this amended, thematically?

3. How does this section begin?

4. Describe the earlier set of etchings.

5. What is one example of Blake's beliefs being discussed into greater detail in this section?

6. What happens when Urizen descends? What might this represent?

7. How does this section open?

8. To what is this portion devoted? Describe this portion.

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

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

Readers are repeatedly exposed to the characters of Urizen and Los.

Part 1) Who are Urizen and Los? When are they found in this book?

Part 2) How do they reinforce Blake's philosophies and personal views?

Part 3) How do these characters affect the reader? How can the reader relate to and understand these characters? Is there a difference between how a character during Blake's time relates to readers today? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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