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  • 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...
  • Man Before His Time William Blake
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    English 12 WILLIAM BLAKE: A MAN BEFORE HIS TIME William Blake was a critic of his own time and was a prophet of times to come (Mooney William Blakes Relevance to the Modern World 3). Blake, who lived in the latter half of the eighteenth century and the early part of the nineteenth, was a profoundly stirring poet who was, in large part, responsible for bringing about the Romantic movement in poetry; was able to achieve remarkable results with the simplest means; and was one of several of the time...
  • Blake's Songs Of Innocence
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    Franklin Garcia Professor Castillo English 1302.013 November 4, 2002 Blake's cry for a voice William Blake had a vision. It was a thought that changed the way poetry and writing would be viewed from here to eternity. Blake's point of views and associations with the characters represents a change in the way the reader dictates who the victim is really and who is not. In Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper" from the Songs of Innocence and Experience, both aspects of heaven and hell can be examined just t...
  • Song Of Innocence
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    'The Chimney Sweeper' By William Blake Poem Analysis Unlike the one in Songs of Innocence, 'The Chimney Sweeper', in Songs of Experience is very dark and pessimistic. This poem also seems to be very judgmental and gives motives for everything, but unlike Song of Innocence, the sweeper in this poem does not free himself from his misery. In the first two lines, Blake gives us an image of an anguished child in a state of agony or even in a state of corruption. The color black seems to be very impor...
  • Poetry Of William Blake
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    In order to understand the poetry of William Blake one needs to know a bit about the poet and his time. Blakes work falls at the beginning of the Romantic Era in poetry. These poems were characterized by very beautiful imagery, especially uplifting natural images, fantastic or spiritual content, especially the use symbolism, fantastic imagery and imagery from nature with symbolic contents to explore highly idealistic themes. In many ways Blake influenced contemporary romantic writers and this co...

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