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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...
  • Corresponding Poem In Songs Of Innocence
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    Introduction (Innocence) Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: "Pipe a song about a lamb!" So I piped with merry chear. "Piper, pipe that song again"; So I piped, he wept to hear. "Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe; Sing thy songs of happy chear:" So I sung the same again, While he wept with joy to hear. "Piper, sit thee down and write In a book, that all may read". So he vanish'd from my sight, And I pluck'd a hollow reed,...
  • 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 Black Boy From Songs Of Innocence
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    Children in Blake's Poetry The use of children is a prominent theme in a number of William Blake's poems. It is apparent in reading such poems as, "The Lamb,"The Little Black Boy", and "The Chimney Sweeper", that Blake sees the world through the eyes of a child and embraces the innocence of the young. Blake's poem "The Lamb", from Songs of Innocence really illustrates the innocence and purity of a young child. The persona in the poem is of a young child. The child questions the lamb as to where ...
  • Lamb From William Blake
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    In William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience, the gentle lamb and the dire tiger define childhood by setting a contrast between the innocence of youth and the experience of age. The Lamb is written with childish repetitions and a selection of words which could satisfy any audience under the age of five. Blake applies the lamb in representation of youthful immaculateness. The Tyger is hard-featured in comparison to The Lamb, in respect to word choice and representation. The Tyger is a poe...
  • Holy Thursday From The Songs Of Innocence
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    Life The progression from innocence to experience to "higher innocence" is an essential part of life that William Blake discusses through his poems. In the state of innocence of the human soul, the whole world is perceived as good. Because God is good and He creates all, everything is accepted without question. Then in the state of experience, all is bad and dominated by evil. The morality of God is doubted. Through experience, everything is questioned instead of just being accepted as the ultim...
  • 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...

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