William Blake

William Blake

William Blake was unrecognized during his lifetime but since his death, he has become known as one of the greatest artistic and literary geniuses of the 18th and 19th centuries. Read more about William Blake.

Some of Blake’s most famous poems include The Tyger, The Schoolboy, The Lamb, A Poison Tree, and London.

The Human Abstract

‘The Human Abstract’ was first published in 1794 in Songs of Experience. The poem criticizes traditional Christian values and human reason.

The Lamb

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake was included in The Songs of Innocence published in 1789. It is regarded “as one of the great lyrics of English Literature.”

The Land of Dreams

In ‘The Land of Dreams,’ William Blake depicts a conversation between a father and his son. These two will talk about a dream that the little boy had.

The Lily

‘The Lily’ by William Blake uses personification and figurative meaning to describe several concepts of “love”—one being romantic and passionate, another being loyal and submissive, and the final being pure and strong.

The Little Black Boy

‘The Little Black Boy’ by William Blake is a difficult poem. It delves into topics of race, racism, and slavery from the perspective of an 18th-century poet.

The Little Boy Lost

‘The Little Boy Lost’ by William Blake is the story of a young child who while out searching for his father gets lost in the woods. 

The Night

‘The Night’ is ostensibly about heaven and the angels. It is laden with references to nature and the natural world as you would expect from a romantic era poem.

The Schoolboy

‘The Schoolboy’ by William Blake is told from the perspective of a young boy who believes school is negatively impacting him.

The Tyger

‘The Tyger’ is a well-known poem by William Blake. It explores the dark and destructive side of God and his creation.

The Tyger

The Wildflower’s Song

‘The Wildflower’s Song’ by William Blake is a three-stanza poem that paints a verbal portrait of “a Wild Flower”.

To Autumn

‘To Autumn’ by William Blake is a simple, evocative poem about the joys, colors, and emotions of the autumn season.

To the Evening Star

‘To the Evening Star’ is written by one of the famous poets of the Romantic Age, William Blake. Like his other poems, here Blake presents the conflict between innocence and experience.

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