The poem describes a journey through [[London]], providing an insight into the terrible conditions faced by the city's [[poor]]. Poverty, child labour and prostitution are all described by the poet. 'London' begins with an attack on the new capitalism of the 1700s in the lines, 'I wander through each chartered street/ near where the chartered does [[Thames]] flow ' , a bitter reference to the way in which every aspect of life in London is owned , even the river. The river is often a symbol of [[freedom]] and nature but here it is presented as being owned by businessmen who profit from it.Blake's poem also criticises the [[Church]] and its failure to protect the most vulnerable. The poet described the cry of the [[Chimney]] sweeper and the blackening of church walls, suggesting tha the church as an insititution is neglecting those who need it the most. The poem ends with an [[awful]] vision of child prostitution and the horrific consequences of sexually transmitted [[diseases]].
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Moving on, in the third stanza, it describes how the [[Chimeny sweepers]] cry and how the [[churches]] are blackening and appalling. It also describes how soldiers look [[hapless]] and that [[blood]] runs down palace walls.
Finally, in the last stanza, the narrator describes how, at [[night]], they hear the sound of youthful [[prostitutes]] cursing. It also describes how new born children are born into a world of [[plague]] and hopelessness.
The poem London, by William Blake, describes how a [[first person]] narrator [[walks]] through different streets in the city to describe what they can [[see]] and they can [[hear]].
In the first stanza, the narrator describes the streets as being [[owned]] and that they notice that every face that they look at is filled with sadness and [[woe]].
In the [[second]] stanza, the narrator goes on to describe the sounds that can be heard as they walk around. They hear the [[cries]] of men, [[infants]] cries of fear and it describes the idea that people's [[freedom]] is restricted.