• Blake's Songs Of Innocence And Experience
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    In this first essay, I will be dealing with poems from William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience. More precisely, I shall be dealing with the Introduction from Songs of Innocence, as well as its counterparts Introduction from Songs of Experience and Earth's Answer. For my thesis, I shall attempt to demonstrate how Blake used the symbols of the Piper and the Bard to represent the states of innocence and of experience, and how he passes from one state to the next through the use of these s...
  • Little Girl Lost From Songs Of Experience
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    A Little GIRL Lost from Songs of Experience is one of Blakes most important poems. Though judging the aesthetic value of a poem is nearly impossible, I would contend that A Little Girl Lost is better than The Little Girl Lost found in Songs of Innocence. Perhaps because A Little Girl Lost was composed as an afterthought to its original counterpart, having been first written in Innocence, it acts as a conclusion to the original poem. The two poems both observe a young girl as she encounters a wor...
  • Songs Of Innocence And Songs Of Experience
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    The poetry of William Blake is renowned for its critique of society and injustice as well as expressing strong religious influences. Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience were written concerning the destiny of the human spirit and the differences between how children and adults view and understand the world. Blake believed that man had the potential to attain both wisdom through experience and joy through innocence. He admired the innocence of children and thought that self-awareness could ...
  • Songs Of Innocence With Songs Of Experience
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    Blake Poetry Verily I say unto you, Whose over shall not receive the kingdom of God asa little child shall in no wise enter therein. [S Luke, 18 (17) ] The words are those of Jesus, who was neither unaware of reality, nor indifferent to suffering. The childlike innocence referred to above isa state of purity and not of ignorance. Such is the vision of Blake inh is childlike Songs of Innocence. It would be foolish to suppose thatthe author of ^Holy Thursday^ and ^The Chimney Sweeper^ in Songs ofI...
  • Blake's Songs Of Innocence And Experience
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    William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience exhibits a strong theme of the relationship between literature and life. My first impression of Blake's poetry was that it was too simple and pointless. After reading more of his work from the book, I began to feel that maybe his point is to take you back to a place or experience when things were simpler. He relied on visions of childhood memories and life experiences to write his poetry. Child-like imagination and emotion are evident any many of...