Tintern Abbey And William Wordsworth Analysis

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William Blake and William Wordsworth encounter concepts of innocence throughout their poetic experiences., but from different points of view. From Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey” to Blake’s “Songs of Innocence”, they portray different realisations with the concept of innocence. “Tintern Abbey” produced a literary revolution as great poets such as Plath, Boland and Yeats were influenced to write because of “Tintern Abbey”. Wordsworth kick started the beginning of what we know as modern poetry. Wordsworth discusses the alienation of the struggles associated with childhood, however Blake uses pastoralism to reverse the oppression which he believes the Bible portrays. The theme of “Tintern Abbey” is memory and he attempts to redeem the present specifically, and also remember his various childhood memories. “Tintern Abbey” is a monologue, imaginatively spoken by the speaker to himself, referencing the specific objects the imaginary place would hold. Both generally and specifically, this subject is of predominate importance in Wordsworth’s work. In the preface to Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth says “I believe that my habits of…show more content…
Throughout his career as a professional illustrator for others, he learned to write backwards to avoid the inverted image. This concept can be taken both literally and metaphorically, as Blake attempts to reverse the Bible’s meanings within his poetry. In Songs of Innocence, the poem “The Lamb” is being told to us by a child narrator. The poem begins with a simple question, “Little lamb who made thee?” The child then begins to ask the lamb about how it originated and why it exists. This form of questioning shows us how Blake uses a depiction of a child to reveal his concept of innocence. The child in the poem then reveals his confidence which comes from his Christian roots and his innocent acceptance of its
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