William Blake (1757-1827)
"The Little Black Boy" (1789)
Summarize the message of the poem.
Describe the use of black and white imagery in the poem.
Why is the poem included with the other songs of innocence?
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
"To Toussaint L'Ouverture" (see alternate version
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Which Sonnet form does this better exemplify? Explain.
How does Nature function in this poem? Explain.
What is the theme of this poem? Explain.
"September 1, 1802"
(see alternate version
Explain the circumstance surrounding the composition of this poem.
Describe the speaker's attitude toward the female traveller.
How does this attitude compare with that found in the alternative version? Explain.