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A Visit to William Blake's Inn Chapter Summary & Analysis - Poem 2, "Blake's Wonderful Car Delivers Us Wonderfully Well" Summary

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Poem 2, "Blake's Wonderful Car Delivers Us Wonderfully Well" Summary

In this simple poem of rhymed couplets, the passenger speaking in first person, arrives in a fantastic flying car. The driver, who is not identified in the poem but who looks in the illustration to be William Blake himself, is very polite. In stanza one, line one, he bows and takes the traveler's things, wearing a mackintosh, which is a British raincoat, and also wings. This first line reminds us that we're in a fantasy poem.

His raincoat and boots are the color of spring onions, and his cap, in stanza three, bears the title, "Blake's Celestial Limousine." Everything changes, when the traveler enters the car. His suitcases begin to purr, perhaps turning into Blake's fantastic kitties. Reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's nonsense in Alice in Wonderland, the reader is told impossible...

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