Category Archives: Design

Blake’s End as a Mastermind, or the Beginning?

Commending William Blake for what he’s showcased throughout his work is an understatement. Not only does he provide lucrative characters to symbolize significant aspects of his world view, but he also implements them to compare and contrast with your perception of what’s right or wrong. Throughout The Song of Los within the Asia section, Blake’s character Urizen is what […] Continue reading

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What Ones’ Slumber Can Do Others Perception

In Plate 12, line 5 (p. 101), why is Enitharmon’s eighteenth hundred-year-old slumber described as a “female dream”? William Blake’s, Europe: A Prophecy sets a tone into a different comprehension of how we can be able to view Blake’s literature. Within this section of his work, it doesn’t persuade us to be able to predict […] Continue reading

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Our Different Perceptions of Things Determine Their Meaning of Existence

“A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.” What many people tend to believe throughout their lifetime is to what they’re shown to when they grow. What I mean is that many stigmatize many conditions due to either their lack of knowledge or blatant ignorance. Here we see William Blake comparing […] Continue reading

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The Female Touch

Enitharmon, who it has been notioned to represent Marie Antoinette, is the embodiment of both the Womens’ force, while at the same time indicating that such a force is not a conducive one.  It is a rarity to have a woman in power, in any context, during this era; however, through Blake’s work, we see […] Continue reading

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“Lions, and Tyger’s and Bears.”

    Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion. (1) The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. (2) The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. (3) The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. (4) In the very first line of this […] Continue reading

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Discovering the Poetic Genius Within

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

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