Language and Themes in 'The Chimney Sweeper'

In this lesson, we will learn about the life of a young chimney sweep in the 18th and 19th centuries, before exploring Blake's use of language and themes in his poem 'The Chimney Sweeper'.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What type of poet was William Blake?

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Q2.Fill in the missing word: A forcible overthrow of a ruler or government to create ________.

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Q3.What was one outcome of the Industrial Revolution?

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Q4.Blake liked the Industrial Revolution.

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Q5.How did Blake feel about the Industrial Revolution?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What type of poet was William Blake?

1/5

Q2.Fill in the missing word: A forcible overthrow of a ruler or government to create ________.

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Q3.What was one outcome of the Industrial Revolution?

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Q4.Blake liked the Industrial Revolution.

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Q5.How did Blake feel about the Industrial Revolution?

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Language and Themes in The Chimney Sweeper - Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which key theme does this symbolise?

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Q2.Which key theme does this symbolise?

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Q3.Fill in the missing word: Injustice is an _______ treatment of people where their rights are ignored

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Q4.Chimney sweepers begin work as a young as ...

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Q5.True or false: Child chimney sweeps only had to work in the morning.

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Q6.The poem is told from the perspective of ...

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Q7.'Like a lamb's back' is an example of a ...

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Q8.'Coffins of black' is an example of a ...

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Q9.True or False: Tom Dacre dies at the end of the poem.

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Q10.Fill in the missing word: A revolution is a forcible overthrow of a ruler or government to create _______.

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Language and Themes in The Chimney Sweeper - Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which key theme does this symbolise?

1/10

Q2.Which key theme does this symbolise?

2/10

Q3.Fill in the missing word: Injustice is an _______ treatment of people where their rights are ignored

3/10

Q4.Chimney sweepers begin work as a young as ...

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Q5.True or false: Child chimney sweeps only had to work in the morning.

5/10

Q6.The poem is told from the perspective of ...

6/10

Q7.'Like a lamb's back' is an example of a ...

7/10

Q8.'Coffins of black' is an example of a ...

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Q9.True or False: Tom Dacre dies at the end of the poem.

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Q10.Fill in the missing word: A revolution is a forcible overthrow of a ruler or government to create _______.

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Lesson summary: Language and Themes in 'The Chimney Sweeper'

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