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11LIT - William Blake: Home

Task 5: Construct an in-class essay from a range of 8 exam style questions that each focus on the genre of poetry and the context of the poet, William Blake and his Georgian/Romantic context.  Genre, generic conventions, dramatic techniques; audience expectations; readings/interpretations: dramatic style and form; contexts (Aestheticism, Post war Britain and Existential philosophy); multiple readings.  

Featured books:

There are more resources to be found including quite a few ebooks which can be accessed online 24/7. Search with "william blake" and select the subject option.



William Blake's art:


Which Romanticism characteristics influences your Life the most?
Nature is an infinite source of beauty: 1 votes (33.33%)
My individual experience is of prime importance to me: 0 votes (0%)
I believe in supernatural elements e.g. ghosts: 0 votes (0%)
Everyone will fail eventually and it's OK to be sad about it even for long periods: 0 votes (0%)
Women are to be adored, mourned, and respected—but never touched or relied upon: 0 votes (0%)
Artists and creative people are often more gifted and talented than mathematicians or scientists: 2 votes (66.67%)
I should trust my emotions ultimately over logic: 0 votes (0%)
I am my most creative when I isolate myself from others: 0 votes (0%)
Humanity needs to connect with Nature more: 0 votes (0%)
Progress is not always a positive thing and should be viewed critically: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 3

Online encyclopaedia:

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Don't forget Britannica has ready made citations for you to use.

  • Variety of reading levels
  • Quality resources including text, images, videos and ‘Web’s Best Sites’
  • Read aloud facility
  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation

Online databases:

A online collection of magazine and newspaper articles as well as interview transcripts, images and videos. You can sort your results by publication, full text versions and even date. Online databases are available through the portal and many require specific login details.

Both EBSCOhost and Gale INFOTRAC have specialized databases so use these first. 

Suggested articles would include:

ClickView videos:

William Blake - London: Hip-Hop star Akala explores William Blake's poem 'London' and discusses how power and authority are abused to oppress the weakest in society.

William Blake quotes:




Dr David Fallon introduces the poetry, painting, and engraving of William Blake, focusing on the imaginative and visionary aspects of Blake's work and his desire to break the publics 'mind-forg'd manacles'.

Reference Generator:

Reference Generator It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards. Click here for a Hale School guide to referencing.


A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Romanticism 2022. Britannica School. Retrieved 19 May 2022, from

Stern, F 2009, ‘William Blake, Visionary Rebel’, World & I, vol. 24, no. 8, p. 1, viewed 19 May 2022, <>.

William Blake 2022. Britannica School. Retrieved 19 May 2022, from


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