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Deconstructing Institutions

Thus, far we have read various passages of Blake’s works, noting interpretations and meaning of such works. Interestingly enough, Blake has presented his distaste in binaries either from ideologies like right &  wrong, just & unjust, female & male, etc. Including, radical ideas like getting rid of institutionalized ideologies the evade within our social spheres. […] Continue reading

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Opposing given Polarities

William Blake’s, “Proverbs of Hell,” seem strings of religious and radical ideas meshed together in a confusing manner. However, the dissection between the religious and the radical, their oppositions and similarities, as well as their “good,” and “evil,” are interconnected within both spheres. In essence, it seems as if Blake’s suggestion between The Marriage of […] Continue reading

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Cloak Innocence Must Fade

The poems, “The Laughing Song,” in Song of Innocence and, “The Voice of the Ancient Bard,” from Songs of Experience by William Blake, are immensely contrasted within the content. For example, the poem, “The Laughing Song,” appears to be a non-sensical yet joyful poem about a happy laughing world. In a world, where the “voice […] Continue reading

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Dreams Like Clouds a Boy Without a Name

Tales of happy, even laughing children he had heard over and over again. The little boy yeared to be like a character of the tales he had heard. Who was picked off the lot and who was left in the herd? It was a fight and often times he would scrub his face clean to […] Continue reading

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Simple and Simply unsimple

William Blake’s rather unlighted and scornful attitude towards Reynold’s definition of a poetic genius is simply simple yet unsimple. According to Blak being a poetic Genuis, are those who are enlighted by the sciences and art with a take of their inspired, and individual originality. In other words, it is not that of which Reynold […] Continue reading

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