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“Bad” Queens, “Good” Queens, and George III (as His Satanic Majesty)

Paul Miner

William Blake resorted to the use of allusions with great frequency, for allusions as silent signifiers enabled him to say more than was overtly expressed. They provided the poet with an additional dimension of meaning (and counter-meaning), and my argument explores these protean factors as they relate to Blake’s condemnation of royalty.

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