Category Archives: The Flames of Orc (10/23)

Blog Post Competition

Based on the three student blog posts hyperlinked below, answer the following question and explain your answer (3-4 sentences) in the comment box of your chosen blog post.
Which of the three blog posts offers the most persuasive and original interpreta… Continue reading

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A Dream of Desire Paints Reality of Repression

Blake’s illustration of Enitharmon’s eighteen hundred year-old slumber described as a “female dream,” can be analyzed through the picking apart of what her dream was actually about, the context to which surrounds her dream, as well as the symbolism behind Enitharmon’s name/ identity. When looking up her name’s meaning, Enitharmon is defined as the “source […] Continue reading

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Is Blake against or for revolutionary change ?

In William Blake’s Europe, A Prophecy leaves many suggestions, concerns, and questions to be asked and answered. Blake’s intention was to inspire, but questions the morals of humans and our imagination. Relatively, I will be answering and developing further upon the prompt “Why is Enitharmon’s eighteenth hundred-year old slumber described as a “female dream?” Her […] Continue reading

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Enitharmon’s Feminine Dream

In looking at Enitharmon 1,800 year old sleep, Blake tells us it is a “female dream.” Personally,  I find this kind of sexist, but as is normal with Blake, there is more than meets the eye. The first thing to do is to look at the dream itself. First, it starts with Christ’s Birth and […] Continue reading

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Revolution through Poetry

In Plates 17 and 18, lines 37-39, 1-11 (p. 106), why does Los prepare for epic war along with Orc, who arrives with “furious terrors” and “golden chariots”? Explain the significance of this cosmic battle for Blake’s prophetic vision of Europe. In Europe A Prophecy, William Blake uses the character’s representation to demonstrate his perspective […] Continue reading

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William Blake and Enlightenment Media 2019-10-23 09:14:38

Prompt: In Plate 12, line 5 (p. 101), why is Enitharmon’s eighteenth hundred year-old slumber described as a “female dream”? According to the Blake Dictionary, “Enitharmon” is inspired by Blakes wife, Catherine Blake who seems to take pride in her femininity and womanhood. It is also made apparent that Enitharmons “emblem is the moon”, the […] Continue reading

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A Female-Dominated World and Other Fictional Ideas

Disclosure!: The title and content of this article is in no way a major negative view of the author and his views on feminism, but rather a way to get the reader’s attention and to create discussions upon the power dynamics of society. This is not meant to induce anger and negative ideological understandings, but […] 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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Los & Orc’s War on Oppression

In Plates 17 and 18, lines 37-39, 1-11 (p. 106), why does Los prepare for epic war along with Orc, who arrives with “furious terrors” and “golden chariots”? Explain the significance of this cosmic battle for Blake’s prophetic vision of Europe. In Blake’s poems from, “Europe a Prophecy,” various references of biblical nature are adapted […] Continue reading

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The “Female Dream” and Social Stagnation

As the central component of William Blake’s Europe: A Prophecy, Enitharmon dream and its characterization as a “female dream” is significant in demonstrating the impact of female energy on revolution. Enitharmon is identified as the “source of female sexual pleasure” (Europe Summary) and of “Spiritual Beauty.” Blake’s view of Enitharmon reminded me of Mary Wollstonecraft’s […] Continue reading

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