Compare and contrast william blake's the chimney-sweeper, holy thursday (innocence) and london i am going to compare and contrast three of william blake poems, where he shows his feelings about the way people treat children: the chimney-sweeper, holy thursday (innocence) and london. Slate poetry editor robert pinsky will be joining in discussion of blake's two chimney sweeper poems this week post your questions and comments on the work, and he'll respond and participate you can also browse fray discussions of previous classic poems.
William blake’s the chimney sweeper william blake’s “the chimney sweeper” was mainly about the possibilities of both hope and faith although the poem’s connotation is that of a very dark and depressed nature, the religious imagery blake uses indicates that the sweeps will have a brighter future in eternity.
In the poem the chimney sweepers william blake illustrates through striking imagery the mistreatment and awful working conditions of the children blake emphasizes many literary techniques within the poem the emphasis of similes and symbolism helps reveal the significance of imagery reflected in the poem setting the mood with illustration of very dark, vivid pictures it becomes evident the mistreatment of the children is the poems theme. George norton shows how william blake’s chimney sweeper poems highlight the injustice and brutality suffered by child chimney sweeps in the late 18th and 19th centuries.