Analysis Of William Blake's Songs Of Innocence

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William Blake, after having written Songs of Innocence (1789) which represents the innocence and the pastoral world from the perspective of the early life (childhood), acquires a more lugubrious tone in his work named Songs of Experience (1794), where the poet expresses his discontent, and states how dreary the life of a person becomes when they reach the adulthood, and comments on the two contrary states of the human soul. Blake thought that adults were corrupted, that they had lost the goodness and purity at the very moment when they gained experience from their lives, thus the collection of poems talking about the trouble within adulthood is an obvious attempt to narrate the assumptions of human thought and social behaviour through poems full of meaning.…show more content…
William Blake wrote most of his major works during this time, criticising bigwig, oppressive institutions such as the church, the monarchy, or any other cultural traditions that stipulated some sort of rules to be followed. Blake was also against racism, sexism or classicism because he thought that they supressed people from their true nature, and that could not be acceptable. The author of Songs of Innocence and Experience wrote this collection to express all the hatred he felt against the beliefs of the Industrial Revolution, such as child exploitation, and at the same time, supporting the ideals of the French Revolution, because the French people revolted against the monarchy and

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