The Complete Poetry of William Blake

By William Blake

A visionary of eighteen-century English society, William Blake produced a major number of poetry, mythology, satires, political items, and prophetic works, as well as his recognized etchings and engravings. even if rejected as a madman in the course of his lifetime for claims of listening to voices and later having visions, Blake has accomplished notoriety as an cutting edge and terribly innovative artist. His poetry varies drastically fashionable and substance, reflecting the writer's literary improvement and radical shifts in non secular trust. this entire choice of Blake's poetry contains his recognized "Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience," which exemplify the author's fondness for thematic dichotomies in poems like "The Lamb" and "The Tyger". additionally incorporated are "The 4 Zoas," "Milton" and "Jerusalem," all of which demonstrate an in depth use of symbolism derived from Christianity and an complex view of Blake's theories on fact and information.

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