Presentation on theme: "William Blake Married homebody"— Presentation transcript:
1 William Blake Married homebody “I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s”“I will not Reason and Compare; my business is to Create”
2 William Blake (cont.)He and his wife did everything in making Songs of Innocence (1789):WritingDesigningPrintingEngraving
3 Blake’s Poetry Songs of Innocence (1789) With Songs of Experience (1794)Innocence: state of genuine love, naïve trust of Christian doctrine (felt English used church as social control)Experience: profound disillusionment with society and human nature
4 The Tyger Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, ferocity andpowerTyger! Tyger! burning brightIn the forests of the night,What immortal hand or eyeCould frame thy fearful symmetryIn what distant deeps or skiesBurnt the fire of thine eyes?On what winds dare he aspireWhat the hand dare seize the fire?apostrophe: addressing Tyger directly leads toimmediacy –illusion of facinga tiger
5 And what shoulder, and what art, Could twist the sinews of thy heart?And when thy heart began to beat,What dread hand? and what dread feet?What the hammer? what the chain?In what furnace was thy brain?What the anvil? what dread graspDare its deadly terrors clasp?
6 When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears,Did he smile his work to see?Did he who made the Lamb make thee?Tyger! Tyger! burning brightIn the forests of the night,What immortal hand or eye,Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?Satan andangels losingwarTygersymbolof some-thinggreater?Repeated Question?clues to answer…God? Devil? Man?Dare, NOT Could….what is the effect?
7 The Lamb Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? What is the tone?and Tyger?Little Lamb, who made thee?Dost thou know who made thee?Gave thee life, and bid thee feedBy the stream and o’er the mead,Gave thee clothing of delight,Softest clothing, wooly, bright;Gave thee such a tender voice,Making all the vales rejoice?Little Lamb, who made thee?What does creatorgive lamb?Lamb:literal?symbol?Who is speaker?
8 Little Lamb, I’ll tell thee, Little Lamb, I’ll tell thee: He is called by thy name,For He calls himself a Lamb.He is meek, and he is mild;He became a little child.I a child, and thou a lamb,We are called by his name.Little Lamb, God bless thee!Symbolism:Who is He?What happened tothe lamb in the Bible?In rituals?
9 Blake’s Poetry Songs of Innocence (1789) With Songs of Experience (1794)Innocence: state of genuine love, naïve trust of Christian doctrine (felt English used church as social control)Experience: profound disillusionment with society and human nature