William Poetry Of William Blake And William Wordsworth

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The definition of childhood depends on the person. To some the definition is a time without any worry, to others, it is a more logical definition such as the period between infancy and adolescence. There are many versions of this definition, and this is seen in the poetry of William Blake and William Wordsworth. These two authors have different views on what it means to be a child and how they are portrayed in this era. Compared to now, Children in Blake’s eyes are seen as people that need guidance and need to be taught certain lessons by their parents such as religious, moral, and ethical values. In contrast to Blake’s view, Wordsworth believed that adults should be more like children. Sometimes children teach some of the most valuable lessons to adults. These two poets have very different views of what children are like such as their interactions with adults, their perspective on life, and their own beliefs, however, there are many similarities between the views of these famous poets. William Blake is a poet from the late 1700’s. He spent most of his time writing about the idea of childhood and religion. As a child, Blake himself was raised in a lower social class than his cohort Wordsworth. He was raised by his mother and father and had many other siblings. However, Blake’s father passed away and this left his family in financial struggle. He, later on, became an apprentice under a “fashionable engraver” named William Ryland. After this Blake became even more of
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