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6 Facts About London

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London is a poem by William Blake, published in Songs of Experience in 1794.

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker.

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It is one of the few poems in Songs of Experience that does not have a corresponding poem in Songs of Innocence.

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Blake lived in the capital city of London, which was the location for this poem.

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The poems reference the "Two Contrary States of the Human Soul".

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The "Songs of Innocence" section contains poems which reference love, childhood and nature.

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Critics have suggested that the poems illustrate the effects of modernity on people and nature, through the discussion of dangerous industrial conditions, child labour, prostitution and poverty.

Child labour refers to the exploitation of children through any form of work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and is mentally, physically, socially or morally harmful.

Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual activity in exchange for payment or some other benefit.

Poverty is the scarcity or the lack of a certain amount of material possessions or money.

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