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  • Blake's Tone Toward His Speaker
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    William Blake is said to be a very visual artist and in his visions, is where he got all of his ideas. In this essay I'm going to explore some of Blake's works and the visions that caused him to write about some of the things that he wrote about. William Blake, born November 28, 1757, grew up as the son of a haberdasher, Blake, with close to zero education in a London suburb due to having a bad temper. He taught himself everything that he knew. From the ages of 0 to 14, he taught himself how to ...
  • Blake Poem
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    With detailed reference to at least two poems, discuss how a poet has used poetry as a powerful instrument for social comment. Living in a world without modern technology and media. William Blake (1757-1827) used his poetry as a powerful instrument for social comment. This is particularly evident in 'Laughing Song'; and 'London'; taken from The Portable Blake. The two poems present conflicting views of creation and mankind. In his innocent years, Blake saw the world as a 'joyous meadow, natural ...
  • Blake's The Chimney Sweeper William
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    Report on William Blake's The Chimney Sweeper William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper" was mainly about the possibilities of both hope and faith. Although the poem's connotation is that of a very dark and depressed nature, the religious imagery Blake uses indicates that the sweeps will have a brighter future in eternity. In lines 4 - 8 when Blake writes, "There's little Tom Dare, who cried when his head, That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved: so I said 'Hush, Tom! never mind it, for when your ...
  • William Blake And William Wordsworth
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    THE SPIRIT OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD WOLLSTONECRAFT, BLAKE, AND WORDSWORTH Regina Daniels English Literature 10/23/93 The Romantic Period in English literature was an era that brought forth profound literary rebellion. Romantics were truly rebels. They were in total defiance of the morals set by the movement known as the neoclassical period. The Romantics were also idealists, who believed in change. These idealists wrote about the change they wanted, socially as well as politically. Nature, both hu...
  • Blake States
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    William Blake was a social critic of his time yet his criticism also reflects society of our own time as well. He mainly communicates humanitarian concerns through his 'Songs of Innocence and Experience'; which express two opposite states of the human soul, happiness or misery, heaven or hell. 'Innocence'; expresses the state of childhood, into which we are all born, a state of free imagination and infinite joy. 'Experience'; , according to Blake, is man's state when disaster has destroyed the i...
  • Blake's Eyes
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    To some people William Blake is just an ordinary man. To others, Blake is an English poet, painter, and engraver. Blake was born on November 28, 1757, in London, where he spent most of his life. He was the third of five children in his family. Blake's family was Nonconformists Protestant dissenters from the Church of England. They had Blake christened on December 11 at St. James's Church in Piccadilly. Blake's mother educated him in mere reading and writing, and he worked in a shop until the age...
  • William Blake Page
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    A rebel all of his life, Blake was once arrested on a trumped up charge of sedition. Of course, he was a complete sympathizer with the forces of revolution, both in America and France. He was a personal friend of Thomas Paine and made the American War of Independence and French Revolution parts of his grand mythology in his America: A Prophecy and Europe: A Prophecy. Blake is frequently referred to as a mystic, but this is not really accurate. He deliberately wrote in the style of the Hebrew pro...
  • William Blake 1757 1827 William Blake
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    WILLIAM BLAKE 1757-1827 William Blake was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Born in 1757 he stayed in London nearly his whole life. He began a life of crafts at the age of ten he was sent to one of the best drawing schools in England, Henry Pars'. At the age of 14, he took up the art of engraving as an apprentice. His artwork was mostly based upon spiritual happenings due to visions he had of religious figures such as the Virgin M...
  • 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...
  • Blake's Poems And Paintings Thought Blake
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    William Blake: Sane or Mad " [There] is no doubt that this poor man was mad, but there is something in his madness which interests me more than the sanity of Lord Byron and Walter Scott", William Wordsworth said in reference to William Blake. Blake, unlike other writers, was born and lived in moderate ways, with many talents; he lived throughout the romantic period, and wrote many of the greatest and controversial poems of his time including "The Lamb" and "The Tyger". These poems are from two b...
  • Continued James Basirealbert Durer William Blake
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    Family History Life Span Home TownParentsSiblings Blake lived from November 28, 1757 to August 1827. London, England (Soho) James Blake- Commercial Hosier, who was poor his entire life. Catherine Blake- a housewife. 1. James 2. Child died at birth 3. William 4. John 5. Richard- died as infant 6. Catherine 7. Robert Education Childhood 1768-17721772-17791779-1784 An unruly child. Parents didn't want him sent to school. Mother taught him to read and write. Artistic ability recognized. Sent to Henr...
  • Blake's Paintings
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    Blake is one of the major Romantic poets, whose verse and artwork became part of the wider movement of Romanticism in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century European Culture. For the nineteenth century reader Blake's work posed a single question: was he sane or mad? The poet Wordsworth, for example, commented that there "is no doubt that this poor man was mad, but there is something in his madness which interests me more than the sanity of Lord Byron and Walter Scott" and John Ruskin simil...

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