William Blake Poem Analysis

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William Blake lived a pastoral way and worked as an engraver, painter and printmaker in his early adulthood. He was strange and imaginative child. His poems contain a lyric feature or ballad, which basically meant for the expressive of his emotions and have a melodious superiority. In the later years, he moved more towards religion, seeing the bible as the final reference to all that is good and evil, where we could see in the many poems of Blake as a common theme.
In 1780s and 1790s, Blake published the poems called Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. He also has given subtitle name as ‘Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul.’ The works of Innocence is more concerned on wondered over the clarity and unharmed nature of childhood.
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The truth and honest light the day of the childhood innocence is set against the experience winter. Blake’s Song is composed when his parents and children become separated and lose each other. This poem is linked with the idea of the parents calling the children home to protect them from ‘the dews of night’, but attitudes towards the children and their play are very different. The poem has same form and rhythm scheme, which has only half the length. The children are silent due to the voice of nurse. They are given a chance to voice and their request if heard. In the poem, Blake mentioned with two different colors as green and pale. The green is for grass where children play and pale for nurse’s face, which symbolizes jealousy on the children.
The poem, ‘The Lilly’ which has a symbol of pure love, here distinction with the rose, which represents the jealous love. For example, in the poem, we can see that, the sheep, which possesses ‘a threatening horn’ to keep off trespassers. The Lilly merely grows beautifully. It may be related with the words of Jesus as ‘Why take ye thought for raiment clothing? The lilies of the field, how they grew, how they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like of
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