Songs of Innocence, and Songs of Experience

Songs of Innocence, and Songs of Experience

by William Blake

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Overview

Songs of Innocence and of Experience compiles two contrasting but directly related books of poetry by William Blake. Songs of Innocence honors and praises the natural world, the natural innocence of children and their close relationship to God. Songs of Experience contains much darker, disillusioned poems, which deal with serious, often political themes. It is believed that the disastrous end to the French Revolution produced this disillusionment in Blake. He does, however, maintain that true innocence is achieved only through experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978261167
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2017
Pages: 50
Sales rank: 1,080,180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

William Blake (28 November 1757 - 12 August 1827) was an English painter, poet and printmaker.

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