Songs of Innocence and Experience
This celebrated collection of poetry and illustrations by Blake himself is notable for shaping many romantic notions of innocence and its corruption by experience. Echoing Milton s cerebral treatment of Paradise and the Fall as states of mind, The Songs of Innocence and of Experience explores the... show more
This celebrated collection of poetry and illustrations by Blake himself is notable for shaping many romantic notions of innocence and its corruption by experience. Echoing Milton s cerebral treatment of Paradise and the Fall as states of mind, The Songs of Innocence and of Experience explores the existential dimensions of childhood naÃ¯vetÃ© and adult wisdom. Notable for criticizing the corruptions of the church, the state, and the aristocracy, these poems remain thoughtful reflections on youth, perception, and the iniquities of society.
Publish date: August 31st 2013
Publisher: Empire Books
Pages no: 54
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
, English Literature
, 18th Century
I only read this because a certain villain was involved and i'm glad i did , this book has many short beautiful poems , and i certainly enjoyed reading them while imagining Klaus reading them , with that voice and accent of his ( excuse the fangirling)
Reseña cuando termine de analizarlo como se debe. (Y dependiendo de si apruebo el cuatrimestre)
The book is divided into two parts that reflect one another. The first part is songs of innocence and the second part is songs of experience. The book was originally written with the poems set into individual illustrations also by Blake. My version had those original illustrations a written text ...
In this wonderful book, William Blake was a real "Tiger .." And his poems were "Burning bright in the forests of the night"!How Amazing!The poems are divided into two parts: Songs of Innocence, and Songs of Experience. The first part is full of childish hope and light, while the second part is full ...
Briefly: Three thoughts on this one: 1) Most of the friends who have read this have given it 4, if not 5, stars. I’m always pleased when friends have enjoyed a text. For me, though, this falls solidly into the Ugh category, and I’m reminded of all the Whys I, generically, dislike poetry and Why I ab...
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