Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It appeared in two phases. A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789; five years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume titled Songs of Innocence and of Experience Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul....

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Title:Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Author:William Blake
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:56 pages pages

Songs of Innocence and of Experience Reviews

  • Priyanka
    Feb 17, 2015
    William Blake?s short poems profess a narrative far beyond what actually exists on the page. They communicate with incredible power and economy, smashing to smithereens the false structures of existing beliefs and opinions. His poems are like gravel thrown into a pool, ripples radiat...
  • somuchreading
    Dec 21, 2015
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  • Manny
    Dec 17, 2009
    Seen in this week's Private Eye:Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the middle of the night What on earth was going on? Perhaps we will never knowfrom Songs of Innocent Until Proven Guilty ...
  • Jason Gignac
    May 17, 2009
    Wow. I know, I'm very purply in my prose when I talk about books, and I have a tendency to say everything is beautiful. I know this probably takes away from the impact of when I really find something life-changingly perfect. Do not let my larkety-la-ti-da writing style in reviews, h...
  • Khaled.
    Jun 06, 2013
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  • Adriana Scarpin
    Jan 03, 2018
    Como deixa claro o título o livro é dividido em duas instâncias,a primeira de poemas singelos que não são muito do meu apetecimento e a segunda que é o mais fino exemplar do romantismo inglês ao qual Blake iniciou poeticamente e pelo qual jorro amores. ...
  • Mike Puma
    Oct 23, 2013
    A review, of sorts, may be found in Message 1. ...
  • Bradley
    Mar 26, 2013
    Well, one lousy review can't do Blake's poems any justice, not unless you're flush with time and the soul of a poet, yourself. :) I can say, however, that the title kinda gives the whole gig away. :) The first section is rife with allusions to Jesus and the second is full of wry and...
  • Connie
    Dec 06, 2017
    William Blake was an English painter and printmaker, as well as a poet and social critic. In 1789 he printed a small number of his illustrated books of poetry which were colored with paint by hand. The pages of Blake's lovely "Songs of Innocence and Experience" can be seen on the Briti...
  • Draven
    Aug 27, 2011
    William Blake, my favorite poet of all time. Always overshadowed by his fellow Romantic contemporaries, such as Wordsworth, much to my dismay and the detriment of poetry lovers everywhere. Songs of Innocence and Experience is a must-read period, regardless of genres. Anyone with an ...
  • Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
    Dec 25, 2015
    Just for fun, let?s do A Blick* of Blake. Or, Spot The Blake Allusion. Let me explain. This is inspired by Friend Dawrin8u?s Poem=Review of Songs of Innocence And of Experience. See, every time I hear ?Blake? I hear ?Daniel Amos?. See, Daniel Amos is/was an influential b...
  • Knarik Avetisyan
    Apr 03, 2014
    Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794) juxtapose the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against an adult world of corruption and repression; while such poems as ?The Lamb? represent a meek virtue, poems like ?The Tyger? exhibit opposing, darker forces. Thus the c...
  • Huda AbuKhoti
    Aug 23, 2012
    Amazing read! You might feel a bit bored of the overly joyous innocence poems, but when you start reading the experience poems, the book becomes perfectly balanced My favorites were of course in the experience chapter: I loved the Clod and the Pebble It really was the ultima...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Mar 10, 2016
    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?I don?t think I would dare give any collection of poems that contains the above lines anything less than five stars. Luckily, although every poem isn?t a winn...
  • Joey
    Feb 18, 2015
    Full of beautiful poems which intend to express human spirit restrained by conservative rules.Besides, I could feel the burning desires the poet wanted to express. Among the poems I appreciated : THE GARDEN OF LOVE I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I hear...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    Mar 15, 2016
    Maybe it's sacrilege, maybe it isn't, but I've never been a fan of Blake, artwork or poetry. *shrugs* It could be b/c I studied him alongside many whom I felt were vastly superior: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, BURNS, SCOTT (in caps b/c LOVE my Irish poets), Hopkins came a bi...
  • Lit Bug
    Apr 09, 2013
    My first brush with Blake was through the impeccable poem London more than a decade back. Since then, I'd got to read more poems of his, all carefully chosen by the academicians, quickly putting him in my list of favorite poets. Then before I reached my twenties, I read this little col...
  • Carmo
    Apr 25, 2015
    Esteticamente este livrinho é uma preciosidade. Edição bilingue, inclui reproduções dos poemas originais e gravuras alusivas a cada um deles, criações do próprio Blake, que antes de ser poeta já era ilustrador. A boa conjugação das ilustrações com a simbologia e os jogos...
  • Kimi
    Mar 06, 2014
    That moment when your favorite Tv Show makes you read Romantic poetry of the 18th century. ...
  • Mari
    Dec 11, 2013
    William Blake is my favorite poet ever. And 'London' is the best of this collection, maybe my favorite poem of all time. This is one of the rare times in which I have to thank school. ...
  • Florencia
    Jul 28, 2013
    ...Folly is an endless maze; Tangled roots perplex her ways; How many have fallen there! They stumble all night over bones of the dead; And feel ? they know not what but care; And wish to lead others, when they should be led. - William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" Th...
  • Ayse Kelce
    Nov 04, 2016
    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 & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved, so...
  • Darwin8u
    Dec 24, 2015
    Billy Blake Who Made Thee? Poet Poet, burning bright, In the stanzas of the night; What romantic coquetry, Could frame thy fearful poetry? In what distant when or whys, roll'd the epic of thine eyes? On wet verse dare he aspire? What poet's hand, robs Shelly's pyre?...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jan 19, 2015
    ?Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me?? Out of all the poetry I have read, these four lines are amongst my favourite. They have stuck with me over several years and seem to resonate within me. I?ve even considered having them tattooed onto my arm. Why ...
  • Liam
    Feb 22, 2017
    ( 2.7 STARS ) I did really like some of these but the majority of them just went straight over my head to be honest.. ...
  • maheen ~bookqueen~
    Sep 13, 2017
    I. LOVED. IT. (no more is needed to be said) ...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Oct 11, 2016
    I adore William Blake's poetry and this illustrated collection is fantastic. Unlike other British poets from centuries back (like John Donne for example), his text is usually far easier to read even without a thesaurus and always delightful and full of imagery. a Must! ...
  • Nikola Pavlovic
    Mar 02, 2018
    Dobar je Blejk, ima svoj stil i vidi se da je beskrajno talentovan. Ideje u ovoj zbirci, poruke i realizacija su mo dosta jaki, iskreni i podsticu na razmisljanje i introspekciju. Iskren da budem nije bas "my cup of tea" ali nisam se ni muci citajuci ga. ...
  • Oziel Bispo
    Jul 23, 2017
    O LÍRIO "A Rosa frágil tem o espinho por defesa, A humilde Ovelha exibe o chifre ameaçador; Porém ao branco Lírio é suficiente o Amor ? Não há espinho ou ameaça a turvar-lhe a beleza" Um livro curto mas com uma grande profundidade numa exaltação aos sentimentos , de...
  • Person113
    Feb 24, 2018
    It is a mixture of the light of night and the dark of day (whatever I even mean by that...you know what, just go fucking read this it's happy, sad, dark, weird, beautiful, and great and will take you like two hours to read at MOST). ...