A Visit to William Blake's Inn Discussion Questions

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These poems are all formal in style. Discuss the pros and cons of reading and writing formal poetry.

A Visit to Blake's Inn deals with spirituality and the mystical, as they interface with the natural world. Discuss the approach to spirituality in this book of poems.

It is difficult to write scansion that reads naturally and also rhymes. Find examples in the poems that work particularly well. Try writing a few stanzas, as well.

William Blake appears as if in a role of a benevolent God on a holy hill. Choose examples from the poems that support or refute that view.

Find examples of the various rhythms in the poems, including iambic, dactylic, anapestic and trochaic. Explain these forms.

Most of the characters in these poems are not human, but animals. Some are even plants. Is this an effective technique? Why or why not?

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