William Blake's Work

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William Blake

“A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” Bree Foreman
Period 3
January 9, 2011
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Table of Contents............................................................1 Research Paper……………………………………………..2 Research Paper……………………………………………..3 Research Paper...............................................................4 Research Paper…………………………….……………….5 Works Cited…………..………………………………………6 Appendix………………………………………………………7

William Blake once said, “A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” William Blake was a man of great words, who was generally looked down upon for his different writing skills. His different writing skills made him look insane and mad, when really his skills were out brought out the true genius behind the words. In William Blake's poetry he involves and creates characters of God, angels, and magical things; his subject matter sharing the ideas about human nature and society through us of unique themes and diction to help portray the challenges faced in his poems. “To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour,” this was a quote stated by William Blake. William Blake was born November 28, 1757 in London. William Blake had many visions of God and angels during his life and no one supported those visions. Blake was home schooled until he was eleven years old, then went to Royal Academy and studied art. William Blake studied art until 1772, marrying Catherine Boucher ten years later. William Blake had the help of John Flaxman and Reverend A.S. Matthew to publish and help pay for his first volume (“William”; 291). Many people referred to Blake’s work as madness and insanity “William”; 158). He then tried to open a print shop, but in the end it failed (“William”; 79). William Blake died in the year 1827, showing his love for his wife when he said, “I will always be with you.” At six pm...
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