Select the correct answer.
Read these lines from William Blake’s poem “London”.
I wander thro’ each charter’d street,
Near where the charter’d Thames does flow,
And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.
What does the poem’s reference to the Thames river as “charter’d” suggest?
That the river is no longer safe or well organized for those traveling on it
That even natural forces have been corrupted by a bad government
That Londoners are saddened by the amount of traffic on the river