Imagery in The Chimney Sweeper
Imagery Examples in The Chimney Sweeper:
The Chimney Sweeper
"That thousands of sweepers, Dick, Joe, Ned, & Jack, Were all of them locked up in coffins of black...." See in text (The Chimney Sweeper)
Tom’s dream brings forth an important metaphor: the drudgery-filled life of a chimney-sweeper is a kind of death. The blackness of the coffins evokes multiple motifs and symbols to reinforce this view: soot, experience, oblivion. As will become clear, Blake deepens the meaning of the dream.