Tag Archive: Songs of Experience

Blake’s Depiction of How Innocence and Experience Are Interconnected Through “Infant Sorrow”


William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience explores the interconnection of innocence and lack thereof, known as experience. As society is known to believe, childhood is a time of innocence before understanding the… Continue reading

Perspective and Perception, Everything Changes


In this picture, two people are looking at the same thing but from different perspectives. Because they are seeing it differently, they are also perceiving it differently. (Kate.)

Beauty and The Blake: The Message Behind The Roses


Upon reading William Blake’s “The Sick Rose,” taken from his Songs of Innocence and of Experience, a seemingly unlikely but very applicable comparison quickly came to mind. Be it the current publicized hype… Continue reading

Eccentrics of Blake


          While poetry covers an array of topics one author stands alone, William Blake. He wrote about many different things during his life. Blake was known well in some circles during his life,… Continue reading

Innocence and Hypocrisy: Just Another Day at Church


Though William Blake was a religious man who believed he experienced visions throughout his life, he was not averse to critiquing the “social evils” he perceived within the church (Damrosch 171).  In two… Continue reading

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