Here is two optional prompts on Europe A Prophecy:

1. In Plates 17 and 18, lines 37-39, 1-11 (p. 106), why does Los prepare for epic war along with Orc, who arrives with “furious terrors” and “golden chariots”? Explain the significance of this cosmic battle for Blake’s prophetic vision of Europe.

2. In Plate 12, line 5 (p. 101), why is Enitharmon’s eighteenth hundred year-old slumber described as a “female dream”?

For this week only, every post must be written as a comment to another post, building on the previous interpretation. Please tag accordingly. Because class will be cancelled this Friday, I also will require students to provide an additional short comment on a post/comment of their choice sometime between 2:10 and 3:00pm. Next week’s graders will choose which string of posts/comments will be discussed in class on Monday, 3/19.