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CLIP 8117

William Blake - 'London' (poem only)

William Blake - 'London' (poem only)
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Key Info
  • William Blake - 'London' (poem only)
  • Duration: 01:18
  • Students from Kingston College worked with BBC 21cc to create this animation to accompany Jarvis Cocker's reading of 'London' by William Blake. It recorded as the Book at Bedtime for Rob da Bank's BBC Radio 1 show. This clip was first published as part of the BBC Poetry Season: bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Poetry: 18th Century

  • Keywords: Blake, London, poetry, poetryseason, society
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful as an introduction to Blake's poem or a revision aid. Students planning an interpretation of this or any other poem, whether a reading, animation or illustration, could view this example and discuss how successful it is. Annotate 'London' using Bitesize Book Notes: bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/booknotes/.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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