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I Went to The Garden of Love

Advantages: Wonderfully concise, evocative, meaningful...
Disadvantages: Not fully representative of all Blake's work...

William Blake (1757 – 1827) is possibly one of the most cherished poets the English language has ever brought forth. Blake has been called a seer, a prophet, a maniac, a visionary, a spokesman and an artist: but he was also a poet. To give a feeling o ...

Kirsty1 22.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Songs Of Innocence and Experience - William Blake

PLEASE READ BLAKE. HE IS AN AMAZING POET.

Advantages: A masterpiece, which speaks to everyone.
Disadvantages: None.

Songs of Innocence and Experience is Blake's best known work. Born into poverty in London in 1757, Blake nevertheless went to an art school and was apprenticed to an engraver. He had little formal education other than this however. It was there that he de ...

drewish 11.06.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Songs Of Innocence and Experience - William Blake

Pure poetry and engaging engravings

Advantages: Incredible engravings and touching poetry
Disadvantages: None whatsoever.

...No words can do justice to Blake and his poetry. His apparently simple compositions, that comprise Songs of Innocence and Experience, contain so much spiritual meaning. There are very few books that can touch you quite as much. Blake's Songs of Innocen ...

MAFARRIMOND 21.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Songs Of Innocence and Experience - William Blake

genius collection good starting point

Advantages: insightful visionary inspired
Disadvantages: cryptic if you're thick

Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an enlightening piece of literature. Blake is a visionary well ahead of his times in his opinions on sexism, racism, individualism, religion, free love, sexuality, equality, unity etc etc. Blake was inspired by the ...

maiamounsher 16.08.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Songs Of Innocence and Experience - William Blake

As much applicable to children as the politically minded adult

Advantages: Really good read, accessible, easy going
Disadvantages: Mixed messages, a bit 'visionary' at times!

If you enjoy very linguistically difficult poetry then I am not sure that this is the collection for you. However, if you like deep poetry which is accessible to you and your children then this book is great. Many of the students at my school study it at ...

ewaller 06.05.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Songs Of Innocence and Experience - William Blake