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Passionate about Perfect Poetry

Advantages: It's Blake, He's wonderful! Fantastic Poems, Insightful, Prophetic, Meaningful, Cheap!
Disadvantages: It takes a while to read them all, but well worth it!

...I was shocked a few days ago when browsing the poetry I discovered there was no William Blake! This site is insane, I thought to myself… but upon several minutes of deep breathing and reflection I realised, ok, no big deal, I'll just make sure I dam ...

Athravan 01.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Writings - William Blake

Upon Westminster Bridge + London

Advantages: Two great poems!
Disadvantages: N/A

...Compare and contrast Wordsworth's and Blake's poems. What do the poems tell you about the differing attitudes towards the city? The two poems tell us a lot about the poet's respective attitudes towards the city. We learn of their (occasionally) di ...

joewcarpenter 28.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Writings - William Blake

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