Firstly, the speaker’s attitude or the tone demonstrates how a person can be the cause of their own misery. From the very start of the poem the speaker has a depressing tone. Any little event that occurs the speaker reads it as a negative occurrence that adds to his ever growing misery. For Example, when the speaker says “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” The speaker hears a knock on the door and opens it to see that there is no one there. Instead of going back to sleep he demonstrates his negative attitude by
In the poem "Feliks Skrzynecki", Skrzynecki explores how events shape the identity of an individual by highlighting rifts in the poet’s and his father's relationship and identifying how they affected the poet’s identity.
Through this poem Blake explores the themes of love and the human spirit through the personification of a clod of clay and a pebble in a brook. Blake’s work was intended to show the two opposing states of the human soul. Blake was a reserved individual with very few companions, which allowed him to see things which people usually don’t notice. This poem expresses thoughts towards innocence and experience using light and dark images. Blake uses a clod of clay to symbolize love as pure and divine, as if it is young and submissive. It marks how passionate love can become in a very unrealistic and humane viewpoint. The clod of clay symbolizes the softness and tender of nature as it changes shape. The Clod is always suffering, as it is "trodden" with the cattle’s feet, but it is aware of its place in the world, accepts fate
In the poem The Garden of Love by William Blake, Blake expresses many things concerning love and sexuality, using his own writing style, imagery and symbolism to express his views and attitudes on the subject. In this essay I will be exploring and analysing the poem in depth in terms of how the poem has been written.
Even though Taylor Swift and William Blake lived centuries apart, they both talked about loss in similar ways. Both poets use strong rhythms and images to convey the message of the poems. Above all else, the three poems are connected through their meaning of loss which is a part of life everyone experiences.
Many of the poems, I selected in the anthology reminded me of approaching death and the time fading. Seeing these different perspectives in other people helped me realize the different insight and angles at which poems can be understood.
By doing so the effect on the poem is that of darkness and sadness. For example with the line “Does it stink like rotten meat?” (5) reminds us of something dying and smelling horribly. He is saying that a dream deferred is also like something dying inside. He uses the lines “Maybe it just sags/ like a heavy load.
This poem implies that it could possibly be Satan. The “distant deeps” and “burnt the fire of thine eyes” suggest its creation in hell. The mystery behind Blake’s poem is left to the interpretation of the reader. Another poem from Songs of Experience is Infant Sorrow. This poem represents childbirth, and the pain associated with it. In addition, it signifies the uncertainty the child feels entering into unknown surroundings. The baby is swaddled and placed into the arms of what he feels is a stranger (his father) and laid upon his mother’s breast to sooth him. Blake’s analysis of childbirth allows the reader to experience the possible perspective of an infant as it enters the world. Blake’s unique way of writing challenges his readers to analyze each poem wondering if their interpretations are correct. Finally, years later, Blake wrote another rendition of The Chimney Sweeper. This time the child is considered experienced. The child, no longer innocent, understands his hopeless situation. He realizes his parents have purposely surrendered him to a life of despair. The child speaks the truth without any dreams or thoughts of rescue. Blake depicts the child’s senseless pain and suffering, in hopes of helping to eradicate child labor. Most of these poems mentioned from the Songs of Experience, are free from imaginary dreams and happy endings. Blake wanted his readers to connect with both the Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. These poems, although different,
The literal meaning of this poem is easy to understand: in the stormy night, a beautiful rose was persecuted by a worm and lost her beauty. Most of Blake's poems are full of symbolic images, some are difficult to understand, and some are relatively easy to understand. In this poem, Blake expresses the esoteric meaning by using some ordinary easy-to-understand symbols, such as the “sick Rose” “invisible worm” “storm” and“bed”, leaving the reader full of imagination.Many poets have
Before examining each poem you have to know Blake and the way he wrote. A major collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, summarizes Blake’s main philosophy of the human soul. In which Blake believed that each person had to pass through an innocent state of life, like a lamb, and through the molding process of our external experiences, mirroring a tiger (page 262). Each poem from either side represents the innocence or
Have you ever read something that was so easy to read but had suck a deeper darker meaning? Well in English class we have been studying William Blake's poems, and I came to find out he writes them as if they are made for a couple of kids. The reading is so easy to read so in vocabulary he doesn't use big words or make the sentences confusing, but the meaning of these poems or so much more than what he shows you. William Blake was born in 1757 and passed away 1827, he grew up in London and went to drawing school, he had to teach himself about all the wide range of learning at home through his reading. The one Blake poem that really stood out to me as we studied his poems in class was The Chimney Sweeper.
The seventh poem describes the speaker's growing emotional imbalance. As a result of his obsessive desire, he is caught between fearful uncertainty and hopeful longing. He cries, he cannot sleep, and he cannot take comfort from anything or anyone. Unlike in the previous poem, the speaker does not address anyone directly. The poem consists of only one sentence. The quick succession of three main clauses followed by four subordinate clauses conveys the speaker’s agitation and anxiety.
This poem is also has only two stanzas which divide the two quatrains with different rhyming scheme. This poem fall under the songs of experience and the poet talks about the rose. He is informing the readers that the rose is sick. The unseen worm has stolen the rose’s bed in the strong win day night. That is how the rose has destroyed or destroyed his life. The rose in the poem indicate the symbol of love and the unseen worm which destroy the rose which made the rose sick indicate the death. The rose is sick and the poem also indicates that the real love has also sick sometimes. But the rose is not aware of sick that is how in real world the normal rose doesn’t not know about its own condition. The unseen worms which perform his task indicate the corruption practice during the poet’s time. It is also represent the sexual procedure and scheme that Blake thought was prevented with unhealthy in his time in the society. The theme of the sick rose has the effects of fall, which describe on human relationship which consist of love, selfish and jealousy which always deny
First of all, the social status, which is dark, dirty, and lifeless, is criticized. In the first stanza, the author creates an image of London city’s social status and successfully set the mood of the poem. He applies various figurative languages to give the feel of the gloomy mood. For example, the word “mark” repeats many times in line 3and line 4. Using to emphasize the emotions of people are worst; feeling like falling into the abyss. “mark in every face I meet”, “Marks of weakness”, “marks of woe” (Blake line 3-4). It reinforces the dark atmosphere and sets the reader in that horrible situation. Moreover, in the last stanza, the author narrates “the youthful Harlot’s curse” in the midnight