Category Archives: Perceptions

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 Contrary States: Shifting Perspectives

For next Wednesday (9/18), students will analyze a poem from The Songs of Experience that has a “contrary” or negative twin poem in The Songs of Innocence.  How do these contrary poems/designs mutually inform, interrupt, or revise each other in a manner that is not apparent when these poems are read in isolation? Alternatively, students […] Continue reading

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