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William Blake

focused on connecting with their audience on a deeper level by writing about mundane topics. William Blake exemplifies this characteristic of Romantic Age poets with his use of animals, cities, and everyday jobs, such as the chimney sweeps. By using such relatable topics, Blake’s audience is able to better understand the comparisons included in his Songs of Innocence and his Songs of Experience. William Blake’s poems, “The Little Lamb”, from Songs of Innocence, and “The Tyger”, from Songs of Experience...

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William Blake Poem

Section P Due: December 17, 2009 Professor: Zach Samalin William Blake Poem William Blake, the worlds famous English poet (1757- 1827). He never limited himself to a title where you would say he’s poet of only romance or drama but whatever went wept through his soul he would engrave it in words. Joy and sorrow are opposite each other yet Blake develops poems from each aspect. The two poems I will be talking about are Infant Joy and Infant Sorrow. ...

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The Angel-William Blake

the time of youth was fled, And grey hairs were on my head. Analysis Personal- I believe that Blake is emphasizing that fact that when we are younger we are encouraged to dream and to have fun because of our innocence and lack of knowledge of the consequences. But as we become older we are guided into achieving certain goals because we now understand the situations that we face. I believe that Blake is saying that we should live in the present and not the future, because our innocence (our youth)...

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William Blake: the Tyger

William Blake: The Tyger analysis To understand "The Tiger" fully, you need to know Blake's symbols. The title seems to be quite simple. It lets us know that the poem is about a tiger. So, we expect it to be just that, about a tiger. However, as we start reading, it becomes clear pretty quickly that this is not just any tiger. It could be a symbol Blake uses to make a far deeper point than something like tigers are scary. It is one of the poem of his collection named: songs of experience. The...

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Jeruselum by William Blakes

chariot of fire! I will not cease from mental fight, Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand, Till we have built Jerusalem In England's green and pleasant land. The poem by William Blake that is generally known as “Jerusalem” is probably the best known of his works, although it was not given that title by its author. Blake did write a poem called “Jerusalem”, but it is one of his immensely long “Prophetic Books”, written between 1804 and 1820, that is little read today. What we know as “Jerusalem”...

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London Analysis by William Blake

London by William Blake A poem which makes a social or political statement is London by William Blake. Blake’s poem is about the social problems, inequalities and Injustice that arose due to the industrial revolution. In London, William Blake brings to light a city that was overrun by poverty and hardship. Blake discards the glorifying view of London. He believes that London is nothing more than a city suffocated by a harsh economy, where Royalty and the church have allowed morality and...

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Figures of Speech in "The Tiger" by William Blake

Figures of Speech in "The Tiger" by William Blake In the poem "The Tiger", the author, William Blake, is describing one of the most powerful and beautiful creatures and praising God's work in the process by using symbols and different figures of speech. The figures of speech that are used are alliteration, metaphor, and anaphora. By using these certain figures of speech, Blake brings the focus to those things that he is so in awe of. Now, Just to give a quick background to the author, we go...

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Tiger by William Blake

“The Tiger” Reflection William Blake seemed like a supernatural poet who thought about the unknown of the universe and pursued to solve them. In his poem "The Tiger", Blake questions the mentality of this so called “God” to create such a violent and harmful animal after having created a kind and gentle one such as the lamb. To understand the poem I had to fully understand the thoughts of the speaker, in which there is not a clear addressee, considering that the speaker didn’t mention who he or...

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“the Sick Rose” by William Blake

This poetry analysis of "The Sick Rose" poem by William Blake mainly presents a review of the themes and imagery presented by the poet. A good poetry critique or essay should start with a free and open look at the title to see what clues the poet offers the reader about his message. Clearly,William Blake is going to address themes of perfection and imperfection, life and death or growth and decay in this poem. The language of the poem. Blake has used thirty-four words in 'The Sick Rose'. Twenty-nine...

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Nursery Rhymes & William Blake

getting rid of the terrible smell the disease gave the victims. “Ashes to ashes, we all fall down” of course is symbolic of how many people were killed and the cremation of their bodies. There are many similarities between these nursery rhymes and William Blake’s poem, “The Chimney Sweeper,” printed in the first half his book, Songs of Innocence. “The Chimney Sweeper” is written in the same whimsical tone, and can also be considered a British nursery rhyme. Most people when they think of chimney...

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