Essays Tagged: "Blake"

An anyalysis and response of William Blake's "The Book of Thel" and a short commentary on Blake's everpresent theme of innoccence vs. experience.

William Blake's contrast between innocence and experience is apparent in another book, aside from those that ... possible for her. Her short vision is limited to either innocence or experience. She cannot live in Blake's world of finding the middle ground between two extremes.

(2 pages) 41 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Blake's "London": An Explication Poet: William Blake Piece: "London"

William Blake's "London" (1794) manifests the recognizable Romantic contempt and derision for a class-based, ... easants illustrate the impact of the work conditions brought by the Industrial Revolution in London.Blake as an early romantic poet tends to appeal to emotions more than practicality in his poems; con ... the pubic and was widely involved with injustices such as the utilization of child labor, to which Blake was strongly opposed. This attack on the church tied in with Blake's own belief that the churc ...

(4 pages) 144 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

An analysis of Blake's poem "The Lamb"

Analysis of Blake's "The Lamb""The Lamb," written by William Blake, is included in the work Songs of Innocence, ... Lamb""The Lamb," written by William Blake, is included in the work Songs of Innocence, published by Blake in 1789. In the poem, the speaker questions a lamb, asking it who made it and brought it to li ... ugh it is short, because it is centered around a monologue, rather than emotion or depth of feeling.Blake evokes an ecclesiastical tone through the use of antiquated English, which is reminiscent of t ...

(2 pages) 66 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Analysis of William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper"

"The Chimney Sweeper" is a poem by William Blake about young children who are sent to work in mines in 18th century England. For this analysis, ... hildren who are sent to work in mines in 18th century England. For this analysis, I examine William Blake's life with a concentration on the possible motives he may have had for writing this poem. I a ... sible motives he may have had for writing this poem. I also analyze the poem itself and the message Blake was trying to convey.Analysis of William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper""The Chimney Sweeper" is ...

(5 pages) 163 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Analysis of "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

m that had a sense of mystery around it. These characteristics are exceptionally evident in William Blake's poem "A Poison tree." "Anger," "wrath," and "fear" are very prominent in the short sixteen-l ... hat "A Poison Tree" is a symbol for the lack of restraint and self-control in man. An argument that Blake, if referring to himself in the poem, uses himself as the serpent from the Garden of Eden, exc ...

(7 pages) 109 2 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Blakes London

Written during the Romantic Rebellion, William Blake's poem London takes his readers on a journey through the "chartered" section of the city of Lo ... "chartered" section of the city of London, a place where the poor and destitute are forced to live. Blake uses this piece to depict eighteenth century London, where social inequalities, corrupt church ... where social inequalities, corrupt churches, and the exploitation of the poor were very prevalent. Blake uses lots of symbolism to express his melancholy and seemingly hopeless view of those who are ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Children in Blake Poetry

Chidren in Blake´s Poetry"Children" has been a prominent theme in a number of Blake's poems throughout th ... at children lost their "innocence" as they grew older and were influenced by the ways of the world. Blake believed that children were born pure and that they grew to become bitter and experienced as t ... be considered white and innocent. In the poem "The Chimney Sweeper" from Songs of Innocence, Blake sees the world through the eyes of a child and embraces the innocence of the young. The same h ...

(3 pages) 29 0 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

An analysis of William Blake's "The Tiger" and "The Lamb"

rience came 5 years later in 1794. In the fifth stanza of "The Tiger", there is a question asked by Blake "Did he who made the Lamb make thee?" Blake questions if the tiger was created by the same bei ... e of the lamb and a sense of evil of the tiger. The setting of "The Lamb" is in a green valley, and Blake uses such words as "little", "wooly", "tender", "meek" and "mild" to emphasize the Lamb's gent ...

(4 pages) 63 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Blake's "The Clod & the Pebble" - Innocence Vs Experience.

nother to its delight;Joys in another's loss of ease,And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite."William Blake (1757-1827)The above truly unique and abundant in imagery love poem belongs to the sequence of ... Innocence.In combination, these two groups of poems represent the world as it is envisioned by what Blake calls "two contrary states of the human soul." As it is implied by the name of these poems, So ...

(4 pages) 20 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

BLAKE, Songs of innocence and Experience: From reading of the 'Songs', to what extent do you find Blake a man of his time?

William Blake was born in 1757, the third son of a London tradesman who sold knitwear (hosier). Blake lived ... avings in his work to express his visual, spiritual and psychic views about the society he lived in.Blake was tuned to the huge social and political forces of the late 18th century. This can be seen i ... th century! The title 'The Tyger' is a symbol which was used in 18th century newspapers, similar to Blake's symbolic description of the French Reign of Terror. The 'Times' newspaper talked about the R ...

(4 pages) 50 0 4.2 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Blake's "The Garden of Love"

At first glance, the poem, "The Garden of Love" may appear simplistic and even depressing Blake writes most often in regular rhythm, seemingly sticking to the rules, blunt observations on su ... oy out of many things in life. This further separated man from God. The last two lines, sum up what Blake saw as the threat of losing the 'joys and desires' of childhood innocence: unless we can devel ...

(4 pages) 27 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analysis of William Blake's Poems "A Divine Image" and "The Human Abstract"

William Blake, one of the earliest and greatest figures of Romanticism, wrote the "Songs of Innocence and Ex ... ves for reverence on the one hand, while "The Human Abstract" exhibits cynicism.In "A Divine Image" Blake writes about God and his existence within humanity. The personified figures of Mercy, Pity, Pe ... ists in the "human form divine." To further prove that man and God are alike "the four virtues that Blake assigns are the ones conventionally associated with Jesus, who was both man and God" (Gleckner ...

(4 pages) 23 0 1.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

An Analyzation Of The "Chimney Sweeper"

ss and hatred were the main themes for the poems. Through the Songs of Innocence written by William Blake, it was clearly seen that there were recurring images of innocence such as children and the sh ... his experiences. "The Chimney Sweeper"� was a poem, which portrayed a lonely child, perhaps Blake himself. Both sections, the Songs of Innocence and the Songs of Experience contained the poem ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

On Another's Sorrow

ense of randomness. The poem shows life as we would like it to be. The drawing shows life as it is. Blake seems to be using these two mediums to expand the consciousness of the individuals who will be ... ike a good climbing tree, but is like a grapevine tended by a gardener with a decidedly brown thumb.Blake shows a very high opinion of the human race in both his words and his etchings. He asked the q ...

(2 pages) 333 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chimney Sweeper

"The Chimney Sweeper"� Used for Social Comment William Blake used his poetry as a powerful instrument for social comment. James Draper said, "Blake exposes ... nception of virtue and the virtues inhering in the orthodox conception of evil. Characteristically, Blake identifies religion with laws that focus on restrictions and diversions rather than on spiritu ... than on spiritual harmony"� (Draper 296). In "The Chimney Sweeper"� written in 1789, Blake tells the story of what happened to many young boys during this time period. Boys, as young as ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analyse how the choice and presentation of setting was used to develop the theme of Racism in the film "Crash" Directed by Paul Haggis

eful. As seen in the early argument between Ria and Kim Lee, with Ria mocking Kim's English: "oh! I blake too fast?" and remarks "just my luck to be hit by an Asian driver". During the 1930's America' ...

(2 pages) 43 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Blakes london

In Blake's "London" the speaker connects various characters and socio/political institutions in order t ... wned, and that not everyone has equal access to goods or property. In the first line of his poem as Blake speaks of how he is wandering through the "charter'd" streets, he is commenting on this commer ... lling us in this second line that even a river which is a force of nature, is owned in London. When Blake says that he sees "marks of weakness, marks of woe" in "every face" he meets, he means that he ...

(4 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Chimney Sweeper

William Blake wrote ?The Chimney Sweeper?, in 1789. This poem tells the story of a young chimneysweeper and ... ality of its meaning. The second line's tone however is enough to be a verse "while yet my tongue". Blake, by omitting the first letter of the word sweep in the third verse, seemingly recreates the ch ... him of that. Tom's hair color also reinforces his innocence: white is the color of good. Similarly, Blake also uses a metonymy to illustrate evil-the soot (black) will not sully Tom's white hair (puri ...

(10 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analysis on William Blake's "The Tyger"

William Blake’s “The Tyger” is about asking questions, especially questioning the existence o ... reates such a creature as the tiger? Also, how did creation occur and what feelings were behind it. Blake’s poem is an attempt to understand God and creation, he does this by asking questions and ... e answers he comes up with. Therefore, he ends the poem even more sincerely looking for the answers.Blake’s reflection on creation take place through the tiger. He observes the tiger and question ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Blake. The Clod and the Pebble

How does William Blake's 'The Clod and the Pebble', portray realistic ideas of our society?Blake's poem The Clod and ... and flexible and the pebble which is hard serve as mouthpieces for the opposing conceptions of love Blake presents to the reader.It is commonly accepted that the arrangement of the stanzas of the poem ... . The final stanza explains the hellish characteristics of love. Based on this, it can be said that Blake has created a kind of model of the universe/world, or a hierarchy of love as we can see Heaven ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2011

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature