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William blake by mj

  1. 1. William Blake By:Maria Jacquez
  2. 2. * BLAKE WAS BORN NOVEMBER 28,1757 IN SOHO DISTRICT OF LONDON,ENGLAND. HE WAS HOME SCHOOLED BY HIS PARENTS. William Blake *BLACK IN HIS YOUNGER YEARS HAD VISIONS. HE SAID TO SEE AN ANGLE IN A TREE AND GOD IN HIS WINDOW AT THE AGE OF FOUR.*IN 1782, AT THE AGE OF 25 BLAKE MARRIED CATHERINE SOPHIA BOUCHER. BLAKE TAUGHT HIS WIFE HOW TO READ,WRITE,DRAW AND COLOR. BLAKE ALSO TAUGHT HER TO SEE VISIONS.
  3. 3. *IN 1800, BLAKE RECEIVED AN INVITATION FROM POET WILLIAM TO MOVE TO THE LITTLE SEASIDE VILLAGE OF FELPHAM AND TO WORK AS HIS PROTÉGÉ. BLAKE ACCEPTED THE INVITATION. *WHEN BLAKE WAS AT FELPHAM. HE RAN INTO TROUBLE. IN AUGUST 1803, BLAKE FOUND A SOLDIER,JOHN SCHOLFIELD, ON HIS PROPERTY AND DEMANDED HIM TO LEAVE. AFTER JOHN REFUSED TO LEAVE BLAKE USED FORCE TO MOVE HIM OUT.JOHN ACCUSED BLAKE OF ASSAULT AND JOHN CLAMED THAT BLAKE HAD DAMED THE KING. THE PUNISHMENTS FOR SEDITION IN ENGLAND AT THAT TIME WAS SERVER. BLAKE WAS SCARED OF HIS FATE. HAYLEY HIRED A LAWYER FOR HIM, AND BLAKE WAS ACQUITTED IN JANUARY 1804,BY THE TIME BLAKE AND CATHERINE *IN 1804, BLAKE BEGAN SHOWING HIS WRITING AND ILLUSTRATED JERUSALEM(1804-20). HE SHOWED HIS WORK IN EXHIBITS. THERE WAS ONE PUBLISHER REVIEW THAT WROTE HIS WORK WAS “NONSENSE,UNINTELLIGIBLE NESS AND EGREGIOUS VANITY” AND HE REFERRED TO BLAKE AS “AN UNFORTUNATE LUNATIC.” *HE DIED AUGUST 12,1827 FROM RECURRING BOUTS OF AN UNDIAGNOSED DISEASE.
  4. 4. POETRY WASN’T HIS ONLY THING THAT WAS FAMOUS ABOUT HIM. HE ALSO DID PAINTINGS. At the age of four Blake was enrolled in Henry Pars's drawing schooL, WHERE HE LEARND TO DRAW THE HUMAN BODY OUT OF PLASTER CASTS OF ANCIENT STATUES. aT THE AGE OF FOURTEEN WAS AN APPRENTICE TO AN ENGRAVER.hE WOULD BE SENT TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY TO DRAW TOMBS AND MONUMENTS, THAT’s WHERE HIS LONG LIFE OF GOTHIC ART BEGAIN.
  5. 5. The Sick rose htIn the howling stormHas found out thy bedOf crimson joy;And his dark secret loveDoes thy life destroy.
  6. 6. thE SICK ROSE *rhyme = A B C B *Themes: *sexuality- the worm penetrating a “bed of crimson joy”. The sexuality in this poem is dark and violent. *love- its secret and dark and its not good for the rose because its making it sick * Violence- the worm destroys the roses life. The worms weapon is his dark secret love and we recall that the worm has to penetrate the rose’s “bed of crimson joy”.
  7. 7. A Poison Tree 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.And I watered it in fears,Night and morning with my tears;And I sunned it with smiles,And with soft deceitful wiles.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,And into my garden stoleWhen the night had veiled the pole;In the morning glad I seeMy foe outstretched beneath the tree.
  8. 8. A Poison Tree *The rhyme-A A B B *Themes: *Plants- The speakers anger grows into an poisonous apple that kills his “foe”. A tree need water and sun and care so it can grow and are speaker shows us a primary metaphor that shows us how anger converts from a feeling into a destructive action. *Emotion- this poem is about being angry and getting even. *Night and Day-The speaker tells us the time of day it is.He waters his anger both at nigh and in the morning.
  9. 9. 9 Works Cited  "William Blake Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.  Shmoop Editorial Team. "The Sick Rose." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.  "WILLIAM BLAKE - Google Search." WILLIAM BLAKE - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.  Shmoop Editorial Team. "A Poison Tree." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
  10. 10. The End Thanks for watching :)

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