The Chimney Sweeper


The Chimney Sweeper

The Poem The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake
This is a specific example of Teen poetry and a Teen themed poem. This section provides a selection of different types of Teen poetry and poems by a famous Poet. The Teen poetry and poems have been selected to cover all aspect of this kind of poetry and poem. The following poem The Chimney Sweeper from this famous poet William Blake can be used as a useful example of Teen poetry.
 

The poem The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake
 

When my mother died I was very young,
And my father sold me while yet my tongue,
Could scarcely cry weep weep weep weep,
So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep.

Theres little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head
That curled like a lambs back was shav'd, so I said.
Hush Tom never mind it, for when your head's bare,
You know that the soot cannot spoil your white hair

And so he was quiet. & that very night.
As Tom was a sleeping he had such a sight
That thousands of sweepers Dick, Joe, Ned, & Jack
Were all of them lock'd up in coffins of black,

And by came an Angel who had a bright key
And he open'd the coffins & set them all free.
Then down a green plain leaping laughing they run
And wash in a river and shine in the Sun.

Then naked & white, all their bags left behind.
They rise upon clouds, and sport in the wind.
And the Angel told Tom, if he'd be a good boy,
He'd have God for his father & never want joy.

And so Tom awoke and we rose in the dark
And got with our bags & our brushes to work.
Tho' the morning was cold, Tom was happy & warm
So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.
 

 

The Poem The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake - Example of Teen Poetry
Poetry written with a Teen theme such as the poem The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake is piece of literature written by the poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish Teen poetry from Teen prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of Teen poetry is the poem The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake.

The Poem The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake - Example of Structure of Teen Poetry
The structure used in a Teen poem varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of the poem The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake. The structural elements might include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets and Teen Poetry combine the use of language and a specific structure to create an imaginative and expressive poem such as The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake. The structure used in Teen Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem.
 

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