Tag Archive: songs of innocence and experience

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

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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

William Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper”: Utilizing Poetry to Expose Moral and Religious Tensions

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A series of diverse, politically-charged poems, William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence” and “Songs of Experience,” evoke numerous thoughts and convictions in his audience, primarily exploring how a state of mind can influence perception… Continue reading

The Origins of Happiness: Examining the Memory of Birth in Infant Joy and Infant Sorrow

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Of the paired poems in William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience, nearly every pair seems to progress from innocence to experience. There is an inherent sense of loss about them that… Continue reading

Perspective and Perception, Everything Changes

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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

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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

William Blake, Chimney Sweeping the Church.

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   William Blake throughout his life was a man of religious beliefs. However being reverent of the Bible he was hostile to the Church of England and to all forms of organized religion.… Continue reading

Soot -Oh, Sweep

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When one thinks of a Chimney Sweeper, the first image to come to mind is the romanticized character of Bert the Chimney Sweep from Mary Poppins, the happy-go-lucky figure who always had a… Continue reading

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