The Little Black Boy by William Blake: Summary & Poem Analysis


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What literary movement was William Blake a part of?

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1. In 'The Little Black Boy', what literary device does William Blake use to compare the sun and God's love?

2. What is an abolitionist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Little Black Boy' by William Blake was published in the eighteenth century. The questions on the quiz/worksheet combo will check your comprehension of this notable written work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions cover the following:

  • The literary device Blake uses in 'The Little Black Boy'
  • The definition of abolitionist
  • William Blake's work

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'The Little Black Boy'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Blake's description of black people as 'sun-burnt'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Blake's published work and the literary movement he was part of

Additional Learning

Entitled 'The Little Black Boy' by William Blake: Summary & Poem Analysis, the associated lesson will give you more information about this literary work. You'll be able to cover the following:

  • Read 'The Little Black Boy'
  • Learn about the life and work of William Blake
  • Understand the metaphors and themes of 'The Little Black Boy'