William Blake - Literary Analysis Offers concise literary criticism and analysis of selected poems by Blake, including "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Clod and the Pebble," "The Book of Thel," "The Lamb," "The Tyger," "The Songs of Innocence," "The Songs of Experience," and "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell." "In such works of his as 'The Lamb' and 'The Tyger' as well as 'The Clod and the Pebble,' Blake shows an intrinsic approach to analyzing that the truth is not always in what we see or understand, but somewhere else entirely. ... Using the philosophies of such thinkers as John Locke, and basing many of his writings on fellow great writer John Milton, Blake interweaves philosophy, poetry, psychology, literature, politics, and religion in multi-faceted ways."
British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century.
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