William Blake Research Paper

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Fiore Fiore 9 William Blake: A Genius in a New Era William Blake was a writer and a painter in the late 1700s and early 1800s whose imagination was untamed and incomprehensible to most ordinary people of his time. Blake was different from most writers of his who were trying to be famous and get people?s attention. Everything Blake did was for himself and he was not willing to change for money or popularity. William Blake is often considered to be insanely genius because of his transition to a new literary era, known as Romanticism, and for his depictions of life from the viewpoints of a child and an adult. William Blake was born on November 11, 1757. He was the second child with a total of five siblings. Growing up Blake did not contend…show more content…
is a representation of the relationship between creator and creature. This poem may be one of his more popular poems from The Songs of Experience. In the poem, Blake writes about how the Tyger was created by the same immortal being who created the sheep. In this case, Blake is referring to God creating both good and evil in the world. Blake depicts this by this excerpt from the poem, ?the contrast between fire and night ? [which] corresponds to the contrast of yellow and black stripes ringing the Tyger itself [sic].?8 John E. Grant comments that William Blake?s poem is ? ? horrifying, as well as awesome, to think of an animate thing being hammered into shape in the smith.?9 Through this statement, Grant is referring to the creation of Tyger and the rest of humanity by God. The hammer merely being an instrument of creation.10 It is strange how much Blake speaks of God and creation as a whole, as he was not religious or a believer in one God, creator of the…show more content…
The motto of The Four Zoas is: ??from Ephesians characterizes the tone of the work. ?For over contention is not with the blood and the flesh, but with dominion, with authority with the blind world- rulers of this life, with the spirit of evil in things heavenly.??17 The meaning that can be taken from this motto is that no one person is greater than another in this world. Each and every person is blind to a greater spirit in the world. Although God may create greatness, he also creates evil. This point is confusing because Blake is not associated with any religion and does not believe in a greater power. Some may ask why Blake touches on these subjects that no one understands. As Blake is continuing to let his imagination free, he creates more books and illustrations which lead to a greater depth of what he truly
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