Song Of Experience Poem Analysis

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Thesis draft 2 Statement- William Blake’s famous collection of poetry “song of innocence” and “song of experience” shows the two contrasting sides of the world based on human experience. William Blake’s famous collection of poetry “song of innocence” and “song of experience” shows the two contrasting sides of the world based on human experience. In the “song of innocence” the poems are happy and bright , these poems show a child’s outlook on the world which is eager and innocent. In the “song of experience”, however after sometimes the mood changes completely. The poem all at once becomes darker , sadder and more realistic, dropping the view point of the innocent child and moving to the sight of a weathered, experienced adult who knows more of the “real life” then he would like to . The two collection are put together , many of the poems in “song of innocence “ correspond with the poems in “song of experience” .the song of innocence gives the happier side of life and brighter side of existence on the other hand the song of experience give you the view of darker side of life . The prime example of the paring of the two collection is “the tyger”(song of experience)and “the lamb”(song of innocence) . Universally the lamb and the tyger are totally opposite to each other as the lamb is bight , cheery and innocent and on the other hand the tiger is dark and sinister . They are distinct and opposite topics but they are so closely linked that one can not speak about one
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