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Category Archives: Blake Archive
“The Chimney Sweeper” (Songs of Innocence and Experience) When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry ‘Weep! weep! weep! weep!’ So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There’s little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head, That curled like a […] Continue reading
The following story line reveals the “Innocence” of a child’s understanding, or lack thereof. While in some of the writings I wrote the mother as the speaker, it is to be inferred that the child is listening, but again with a naivety. Blake wrote much about the innocence of children in “Songs of Innocence.” In […] Continue reading
For the post next Wednesday (9/11), students will choose 3-4 plate designs from The Songs of Innocence (from any of the editions accessible in the Blake Archive, listed under “Friends & Links” below) to create your own story about this compilation of “songs.” You will arrange these plates in any order that helps illustrate your […] Continue reading