Selected Poems

By: William Blake

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About the Book The book contains Blakes poems and songs. Poetical Sketches is the first collection of poetry and prose by William Blake, written between 1769 and 1777. It contains poems like To Spring, To Winter, To the Evening Star, and some songs. All Religions are One is a series of philosophical aphorisms. This along with There is No Natural Religion represents Blakes first successful attempt to combine image and text via relief etching, and are thus the earliest of his illuminated manuscripts. Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems which appeared in two phases. A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789; five years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume entitled Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul. Innocence and Experience are definitions of consciousness that rethink Miltons existential-mythic states of Paradise and the Fall. Blakes categories are modes of perception that tend to coordinate with a chronology that would become standard in Romanticism childhood is a state of protected innocence rather than original sin, but not immune to the fallen world and its institutions. This world sometimes impinges on childhood itself, and in any event becomes known through experience, a state of being marked by the loss of childhood vitality, by fear and inhibition, by social and political corruption, and by the manifold oppression of Church, State, and the ruling classes. The volumes Contrary States are sometimes signalled by patently repeated or contrasted titles: The Little Black Boy; The Blossom; The Chimney Sweeper; The Little Boy Lost; The Little Boy Found; Laughing Song; A Cradle Song; The Divine Image; and On Anothers Sorrow. The stark simplicity of these poems shows Blakes acute sensibility to the realities of poverty and exploitation. Notebook contains autograph drafts by Blake, of poems and prose with numerous sketches and designs, mostly in pencil. Also included in the book are poems like The Marriage of Heaven and Hell; America; The Songs of Los; and The Pickering MS, to make the book a collection of Blakes major poems. Printed Pages: 198

Title: Selected Poems

Author Name: William Blake

Categories: India, Non-fiction,

Publisher: New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors: 2015

ISBN: 8126920424

ISBN 13: 9788126920426

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202709

Keywords: Selected Poems William Blake