Songs of Innocence

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122239

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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This hardcover gift edition comprises the complete contents of Songs of Innocence, in addition to nine poems from Songs of Experience. Seven color and numerous black-and-white line illustrations grace the text.

Blake's Contrary States

The 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' as Dramatic Poems

Author: Bill Gillham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521050839

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 257

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An exploration of the 'dramatic' statements amongst the contradictions in Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience.

The Tyger, the Lamb, and the Terrible Desart

Songs of Innocence and of Experience in Its Times and Circumstance : Including Facsimiles of Two Copies

Author: Stanley Gardner

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838635667

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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"The first section of this book follows Blake out of the family haberdashery shop, where his parents tacitly and unwittingly shaped his future as a poet; then into (and out of) the custody of Basire, Moser, and the Medway militia. The book then turns back to the days of Samuel Pepys for the crowning of King Mob, and for the formulation of systems of social control, particularly directed at the young. Gardner traces the exploitation of children (both poor and "the better sort") through the century and Blake's familiar knowledge of the rescue of workhouse children in his parish which he chronicled in Innocence. It was these turbulent decades that fostered Blake's reactions to what he saw in the city around him, and which became the poems and designs in Innocence and Experience. For Blake, "the terrible desart of London" was where the triad of State, Church and Imperial Commerce set the foundations of privilege and oppression. Respite from this for Blake lay among the Surrey hills south of the Thames, and in "organised Innocence". Illustrated with maps, drawings and engravings of the period this part demonstrates how remarkably Blake's vision responded to his times." "The second part of this book includes complete facsimiles of two copies of each of fifty-four plates in the Songs set."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Poems of William Blake

Comprising Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Together with Poetical Sketches and Some Copyright Poems Not in Any Other Edition

Author: Richard Herne Shepherd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 165

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William Blake - Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Author: Sarah Haggarty,Jon Mee

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137382457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794) is William Blake's best-known work, containing such familiar poems as 'London', 'Sick Rose' and 'The Tyger'. Evolving over the author's lifetime, the collection was printed by Blake himself on his own press. This Reader's Guide: • explains the unique development of Songs as an illuminated book • considers the earliest reactions to the text during Blake's lifetime, and his gathering posthumous reputation in the nineteenth century • explores modern critical approaches and recent debates • discusses key topics that have been of abiding interest to critics, including the relationship between text and image in Blake's 'composite art'. Insightful and stimulating, this introductory guide is an invaluable resource for anyone who is seeking to navigate their way through the mass of criticism surrounding Blake's most widely-studied work.

Songs of Innocence ; And, Songs of Experience

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486270513

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

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Classics of English poetry, alternately describing childhood states of innocence and their inevitable ensnarement in a corrupt and repressive world. Contains the full texts of all the poems in the original 1794 edition of both collections. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience (With All the Originial Illustrations)

Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027223814

Category: Art

Page: 15

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"Songs of Innocence" was the first of Blake's illuminated books published in 1789. It is a cheerful and optimistic volume which concerns itself with such themes as springtime, children's games, the freedom of the human spirit, and a kind and loving God. "Songs of Experience" is the second part of "Songs of Innocence and of Experience". The poems and artwork were reproduced by copperplate engraving and colored with washes by hand. Blake republished "Songs of Innocence and Experience" several times, often changing the number and order of the plates. The spellings, punctuation and capitalizations are those of the original Blake manuscripts. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

Author: William Blake

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074844048

Category: Poetry

Page: 15

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Songs of Innocence was the first of Blake's illuminated books published in 1789. It is a cheerful and optimistic volume which concerns itself with such themes as springtime, children's games, the freedom of the human spirit, and a kind and loving God. Songs of Experience is the second part of Songs of Innocence and of Experience. The poems and artwork were reproduced by copperplate engraving and colored with washes by hand. Blake republished Songs of Innocence and Experience several times, often changing the number and order of the plates. The spellings, punctuation and capitalizations are those of the original Blake manuscripts. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

William Blake: Song of Innocence and of Experience

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Tate Enterprises Ltd

ISBN: 1849763283

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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‘Every page is a window open in Heaven … interwoven designs companion the poems, and gold and yellow tints diffuse themselves over the page like summer clouds. The poems [of Song of Innocence] are the morning song of Blake's genius.’ – W.B. Yeats ‘Blake sang of the ideal world, of the truth of the intellect, and of the divinity of imagination … The only writer to have written songs for children with the soul of a child … he holds, in my view, a unique position because he unites intellectual sharpness with mystic sentiment.’ – James Joyce Song of Innocence and of Experience is a rare and wonderful book, its seeming simplicity belying its visionary wisdom. Internationally recognised as a masterpiece of English literature, it also occupies a key position in the history of western art. This unique edition of the work allows Blake to communicate with his readers as he intended, reproducing Blake’s own illumination and lettering from the finest existing example of the original work. In this way readers can experience the mystery and beauty of Blake’s poems as he first created them, discovering for themselves the intricate webs of symbol and meaning that connects word and image. Each poem is accompanied by a literal transcription, and the volume is introduced by the renowned historian and critic, Richard Holmes. The poems are narrated by novelist and critic, Adam Mars-Jones. This beautiful edition of Song of Innocence and of Experience will be essential for those familiar with Blake’s work, but also offers an ideal way into his visionary world for those encountering Blake for the first time.

Blake

Songs of innocence and experience

Author: David W. Lindsay

Publisher: Humanities Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 91

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Zeitkritik in William Blakes "Songs of Innocence and of Experience"

Author: Sarah Jost

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640421493

Category:

Page: 94

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Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1, Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Auszuge aus dem Gutachten: "Dies ist eine sehr intelligente Arbeit, die sich kenntnisreich und differenziert mit dem behandelten Thema auseinandersetzt und zu uberzeugenden Ergebnissen kommt... ... die Verfasserin [formuliert] u. a. mutig und zielorientiert essentielle Fragen... Die Diskussion ist durchgehend sehr konzentriert und inhaltsvoll... Immer wieder gelingen [der Verfasserin] eindrucksvolle und einleuchtende Einsichten... Die Verfasserin kennt nicht nur Blakes Gedichtsammlung vorzuglich... Insgesamt [...] eine vorzugliche, hochst interessante und lesbare Arbeit.," Abstract: Nach einem kurzen Uberblick uber formale und funktionale Aspekte der Songs of Innocence and of Experience," in dem grundsatzliche Dinge, wie die Frage, an wen die Sammlung uberhaupt adressiert ist (auf Ohren welcher Grosse Blakes Zeitkritik also stossen sollte) und mit welcher Absicht sie verfasst wurde, zu klaren sind, wendet sich diese Arbeit den Zustanden im England des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts zu, soweit sie von Blake innerhalb der Sammlung thematisiert wurden. Schwerpunkte liegen dabei auf dem Umgang der Zeit mit ihren Kindern, der in mehr als nur einer Hinsicht zu wunschen ubrig liess, und auf Blakes Kritik an Staat, Monarchie, Kirche und anderen Missstanden wie z. B. der Aussenseiterrolle, in der der dunkelhautige Teil von Londons Bevolkerung gefangen war. Den Abschluss bildet eine kurze Prasentation von Blaketopia', der in den Songs" zum Ideal erhobenen Idylle, denn wer Kritik uben will, sollte immer auch Verbesserungsvorschlage parat haben. Das Ergebnis dieser Arbeit wird hoffentlich die Erkenntnis sein, dass Blake in einem sehr hohen Masse fur das ihn umgebende Elend sensibilisiert war und ihm mit den Songs" ein einfuhlsames und doch eindringliches Portrat dieses Elends gelungen ist, dessen Ziel es war, den zeitgenossische

Religious Symbolism in William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”

Author: Yaroslav Levchenko

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640584503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 6

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Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 10, Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, language: English, abstract: The poetry as well as the whole art of William Blake is abundant with symbols and allegories that carry a strong charge – inspirational, charismatic and religious. It is the result of numerous factors including the peculiarity of Blake’s epoch, the city he was born, raised and lived in, the traditions of his family, and, of course, his personal features that are imprinted on every line of his writings and every engraving or picture he created. Moreover, he was the first poet after Edmund Spenser who produced his own mythological reality [1, 192], which proves the power of his imagination and creative potential. In his childhood and youth, William Blake was surrounded and impacted by objects, phenomena and people that were of pronounced symbolic character – his Dissenter origin, Bible study, visions and revelations that visited him throughout all his life, work in Westminster Abbey [1, 74] – and they could not but be incorporated in his masterpieces. If we add here interest in and adherence to Emmanuel Svedenborg and Jacob Boehme [2, xxi], the background of his symbolism may become more or less clear.