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  • Innocence In The Way The Piper's Songs
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    Perfectly Poetic T.S. Eliot once said of Blake's writings, "The Songs ofInnocence and the Songs of Experience, and the poems fromthe Rossetti manuscripts, are the poems of a man with a profound interest in human emotions, and a profound knowledge of them". (Grant, Pg 507) These two famous bookof poetry written by William Blake, not only show men " 's emotions and feelings, but explain within themselves, thechild's innocence, and man's experience. A little over two centuries ago, William Blake in...
  • Blake's Songs Of Innocence
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    William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience is a unique collection of poetry in which the poet looks at similar events or situations from the viewpoints of both the innocent (I) and experienced (E) individual. Through these poems, Blake examines how a person's experiences shape the way he / she sees the world and reacts to various situations. These contrasting states are reflected in The Chimney Sweeper (I and E), and the Nurse's Song (I and E). In order to attempt to understand what Bl...
  • Dual Existence Of Innocence And Experience
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    INNOCENCE vs. EXPERIENCE It is believed that the world exists in two fashions, innocence and experience. Neither can exist without its opposite. Innocence is where humans begin, and they must pass through experience on their way to heaven. One figure from turn-of-the-century literature are prime examples of innocence lost which characterize this idea. Maggie, author Stephen Crane's main character in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is a soul whose story shows the trauma of the loss of innocence thr...
  • 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 ...
  • Loss Of One's Innocence
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    Innocence is usually associated with youth and ignorance. The loss of one's innocence is associated with the evils of the world. However, the term "innocence" can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Similarly, the loss of one's innocence can be interpreted in more than one way, and, depending on the interpretation, it may happen numerous times. The loss of innocence is culture specific and involves something that society holds sacrosanct. It is also bounded by different religious beliefs. Still...
  • Theme Of The Loss Of Innocence
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    The loss of innocence in life is an inevitable process. Losing one's innocence comes merely by growing up. The philosophy of the loss of one's innocence is a definite theme in the book Bless Me, Ultima. This theme is displayed throughout the entire story and plot of the novel. There is loss of innocence all around the main character, Tony, with his brothers and the people he meets. Tony also loses a great deal of his own innocence to the harsh realities of the world which marks his transition fr...
  • Childs Loss Of Innocence
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    The short story written by David Michael Kaplan, Doe Season is what I have chosen to analyze. Doe Season is about a young, innocent girl, named Andy who goes hunting with her father, his friend Charlie Spr eun and his 11 year-old son Mac. At the beginning of the story she is praying that they will get a deer. Throughout the story, the narrator tells of Andys past experiences, like when she saw the ocean for the first time and was frightened. The narrator also mentions actual experiences she has ...
  • 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...
  • State Of Innocence
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    Children embody the very essence of innocence. They see the world through virgin eyes, hear life with fresh ears and create the world with a simple mind and pure heart. It is about the only time in a person's life when the weight of sin, corruption, egotism, and hatred are not blurring their vision and thoughts. It is the only time a person is completely free. But this state of innocence becomes separated and exiled once experience has tainted the soul. William Blake conveys this theory in his w...

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