Ways in which Blake Uses Images of Animals and Plants Essay

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Ways in which Blake Uses Images of Animals and Plants William Blake was born in 1757 in London and died in 1827. His most famous works are called "Songs of innocence" and "Songs of experience". "Songs of innocence" written in (1789) were easy to understand, very simple vocabulary, simple verses, with ideal, happy and pastoral locations. In Contrast "Songs of experience" written in (1794), had more difficult ideas and vocabulary, with negative views, which where realistic and sad. In this essay I will be studying how Blake uses animals, plants and the natural world to create pictures for the reader of what he thought life was like in eighteenth century England. I will be comparing, “The Echoing Green”, “The Garden of Love” and…show more content…
This creates an opening picture for the reader and places them right into the poem itself, which is a very good technique adapted by Blake to attract attention towards the poem, also which has been used in number of Blake’s poems. Some examples of this technique are, “Skies,” which shows that the sky must be blue, as it has been used in this context, hinting towards the fact that it’s sunny and hot. Also we have “spring” as another example that backs up my previous point of the location being sunny as the season that is currently running is “spring”. “Birds,” show that there are not just people there but also animal life forms that give the location a natural and more rural feel. Lastly moving on to a quote which is also used within the title, “Echoing Green.” this quote constantly reminds the reader that the is masses of green around, almost as if it was “echoing” to you. Furthermore this is a very vital time of the year as it is the time of new life and new flowers, this is the time when the birds start to chirp, and then the flowers start to blossom. Also this is more the reason why this poem has been included in the innocence section, as it shows time of joy and happiness. These are all from the first stanza, which already creates a pastoral scene. The first stanza has an AABBCCDD rhyme scheme, or also known as rhyming couplets. This type of rhyming poetry was
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