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The epigraph at the beginning of Samuel Johnson's poem "London" is a quotation from the Roman poet Juvenal. It reads, "Quis ineptae / Tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus ut teneat se?" Translated, this...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2021, 3:55 pm (UTC)

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The elements of London that Johnson brings out in his poem are reflective of the rise of commerce. The London that Johnson describes is not quaint and small. Rather, it is the realization of...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2014, 1:17 pm (UTC)

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Samuel Johnson’s London prominently features the character of Thales, whose discontent with London is causing him to leave imminently. Thales and his friend, the poem’s narrator, are in London on...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2019, 4:11 am (UTC)

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In the poem "London" by Samuel Johnson, the speaker stands beside his friend Thales who is getting ready to leave the city to move to the country and "breathe in distant fields a purer air." Thales...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2021, 8:54 pm (UTC)

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Blake's "London" is written chiefly in iambic tetrameter, in four-line stanzas with the rhyme scheme ABAB. I say "chiefly" because there are variations on the meter throughout the poem, as in, for...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2019, 2:00 am (UTC)

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