Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Experience is a 1794 poetry collection of 26 poems forming the second part of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Some of the poems, such as The Little Boy Lost and The Little Boy Found were moved by Blake to Songs of Innocence, and were frequently moved between the two books.[citation needed]In this collection of poems, Blake contrasts Songs of...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Author:William Blake
Rating:
ISBN:1420925806
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:56 pages

Songs of Innocence and of Experience Reviews

  • Brad
    Mar 26, 2013
    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :)I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and rather sarcastic ...
  • Lit Bug
    Apr 09, 2013
    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little collection, and l...
  • Florencia
    Jul 28, 2013
    ...Folly is an endless maze;Tangled roots perplex her ways;How many have fallen there!They stumble all night over bones of the dead;And feel — they know not what but care;And wish to lead others, when they should be led.- William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard"The smile of a child. The f...
  • Mike Puma
    Oct 23, 2013
    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1....
  • Kimi
    Mar 06, 2014
    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jan 19, 2015
    Blake’s poetry is marvellously deceptive; it appears so simple, but that’s the beauty of it. Hidden behind the innocent and childlike songs is a sense of irony and sarcasm. The narrators of the poems describe the world as they see it; it is a mere reflection of their own limited perception...
  • Carmo
    Apr 25, 2015
    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia ...
  • Darwin8u
    Dec 24, 2015
    Billy Blake Who Made Thee?Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry?In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes?On wet verse dare he aspire?What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?And what meter, & what art,Could twist...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Mar 10, 2016
    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don’t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn’t a winner for me (cou...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Oct 11, 2016
    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must!...