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William blake

  1. 1. William Blake 1757-1827 1
  2. 2. Biography Blake was born in Soho, London on November 28, 1757. Got first education at home by mother, Catherine Wright Armitage. On August 4, 1772, was apprenticed to engraver James Basire of Great Queen Street. In 1774 was sent to London to copy images from the Gothic churches. On October 8, 1779, became a student at the Royal Academy in Old Somerset House. Rebelled against Joshua Reynolds and created his own style. 2
  3. 3. Biography On August 18, 1782 married to Catherine Boucher. First collection of poems, Poetical Sketches, was printed around 1783. Inspired by Shakespeare, Spencer, Milton, Ben Jonson and the Bible. Opened a print shop with James Parker, in 1784. Died in London on August 12, 1827 and was buried in an unmarked grave in Bunhill Fields, a Dissenters’ cemetery. 3
  4. 4. The Most Famous Works Songs of Innocence (1789) “Introduction”, “Infant Sorrow"," Nurses Song”, “The Garden of Love”, “”The Chimney Sweeper”, “The Cold and the Pebble”, “Holy Thursday” Songs of Experience (1794) “Introduction”, “ London”, “ The Sick Rose”, “Ah! Sun- Flower”, “The Tiger”, “ A Poisen Tree”, 4
  5. 5. The Most Famous Works The Book of Thel Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790) « The Voice of Devil », « The Proverbs of Hell » The Vision of the Daughters of Albion » (1793) « America, a Prophecy » (1794) 5
  6. 6. A Poisen Tree “A Poison Tree” is one of the lesser-known of the 26 poems that published as Songs of Experience Published in 1793, belongs to Songs of Experience Written as a protest to the Anglican Church. 6
  7. 7. I was angry with my friend;  I told my wrath, my wrath did end.  I was angry with my foe:  I told it not, my wrath did grow. 7
  8. 8. And I waterd it in fears,                      Night & morning with my tears:  And I sunned it with smiles,  And with soft deceitful wiles. 8
  9. 9. And it grew both day and night.   Till it bore an apple bright.       And my foe beheld it shine.   And he knew that it was mine. 9
  10. 10. And into my garden stole,  When the night had veild the pole;  In the morning glad I see;     My foe outstretchd beneath the tree. 10
  11. 11. Glossary Wrath – anger (qəzəb) Deceitful – false (yalançı) Wile – trick (kələk, hiylə) Behold – see, observe (görmək, müşahidə etmək) Veil – curtain, cover (örtmək,örtük) Outstretch – (çəkmək, uzatmaq) 11
  12. 12. Rhyme Scheme I was angry with my friend; A   I told my wrath, my wrath did end. A  I was angry with my foe: B   I told it not, my wrath did grow. B 12
  13. 13. Style – Iambic Tetrameter i WAS / an-GRY / with MY / friend i TOLD / my WRATH, / my WRATH / did ENDTruncated Iambic Tetrameter Lines and I / waTERD / it IN / fears" "and HE / knew THAT / it WAS / mine. Return to Iambic Tetrameter "in THE / mornING / glad I / see," "my FOE / outSTRETCHED / beNEATH / the TREE," 13
  14. 14. Themes• The Cultivation of Anger• The Wrathfulness of the Old Testament God• Suppression versus Expression• Hypocrisy 14
  15. 15. Prepared by:Aytekin Aliyeva 04.10.2011 15