A Visit to William Blake's Inn - Study Guide Poem 16, "Epilogue" Summary & Analysis

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This poem includes rhythmic patterns from all the other poems, including anapestic, iambic and trochaic. The rhyme scheme continues to be AABB in the three verses. There are four lines in the first verse, five lines in the second verse, and six lines in the third verse. This poem is a farewell from the boy, who has been first person throughout the poems. In this poem he acknowledges that his journey and stay at the inn have been a spiritual journey.

Stanza one begins by telling the reader that the adventures are all at an end. The boy is leaving the inn on the hill and everyone else is leaving, too, going back to their homes, wherever they may be. Stanza two says farewell to the cow, cat, rabbit, tiger and the "sullen rat." All those who stayed at the inn will be...

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