William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper"

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A lesson utilizing two versions of Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper;" one from "Songs of Innocence;" the other from "Songs of Experience." After building background knowledge of 19th century England; chimney sweepers; and William Blake; students read and have a guided discussion of both versions of the poem. After discussion; students write a response comparing and contrasting the two poems.

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December 2013
Great resource! Very thorough-- thank you for including all the documents and having them available electronically.