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The wild flowers song


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Poem called Wildflowers song by William Blake

Poem called Wildflowers song by William Blake

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  • 1. THE WILDFLOWER’S SONG By: William Blake
  • 2. WILLIAM BLAKE About Blake: Blake’s Influences: • Blake’s father had a great influence on when he was young and got him into art school early • At age 10 enrolled at Henry Par’s draw-ing school • Was first taught by William Ryland • Later taught by James Basire • Went to Westminster Abbey later • At age 14 Blake was apprenticed to a master engraver  Born: November 28th1757 in Soho, London England  Died: August 12th1827 in London from a undiagnosed disease  Poet, Printmaker, Painter and was largely recognized for his work  Now considered a seminal figure in history for his poetry and visual arts of the Romantic age  Did not attend a whole lot of school but was further educated by his mother  Blake was very religious and the bible and other religious figures such as Ezekiel Influenced his works & experienced visions at an early age Blake’s Works:  At age 10 sketched a human figure  Sketched tombs monuments at the Westminster Abbey  At age 21 Blake completed his first seven- year apprenticeship and became a journeyman copy engraver  Privately published poetical sketches in 1873 which was a collection of poems he had written  Taught his wife, Catherine, to color, draw, write, and read.  Most of Blake’s writings revolved around his brother after his brother’s death at age 24.  Painted watercolor painting on Dante, Shakespeare and Milton  Wrote over 100 poems
  • 3. WILLIAM BLAKE’S COLLECTIONS F- • The fly G- • The Garden of Love H- • Holy Thursday • The Human Abstract I- • Infant Joy • Infant Sorrow • Introduction to Songs of Experience L- • The Lamb • Laughing Song • The Lily • The Little Black Boy • The Little Boy Found • The Little Boy Lost • The Little Girl Found • The Little Girl • The Little Vagabond • London A- • Ah’ Sunflower • The Angel • “And did those feet” B- • The Blossom • “Bring Me an Axe and Spade” C- • A Cradle Song • The Clod and the Peddle • The Chimney-Sweeper D- • The Divine Image • A Dream E- • Earth’s Answer • The Echoing Green • Epigram • Eternity M- • Mock on. Mock on. Voltaire Rousseau • My Pretty Rose-Tree N- • “Never Seek To Tell Thy Love” • Night • Nurses Song O- • On Another’s Sorrow P- • A Poison Tree R- • “The Rhine was Red” S- • The School Boy • The Shepard • The Sick Rose • Song • Spring T- • The Tiger • To the accuser who is the God of this World • To the Muses • “To see a World” • To Tirzah • The Wildflower’s Song V- • The Voice of the Ancient Bard
  • 4. THE WILDFLOWER’S SONG The Wild Flower's Song: • As I wandered the forest, The green leaves among, I heard a Wild Flower Singing a song. 'I slept in the earth In the silent night, I murmured my fears And I felt delight. 'In the morning I went As rosy as morn, To seek for new joy; But oh! met with scorn.' By: William Blake Summary: The “Wildflowers Song” is about Blake envisioning himself walking through the forest where the flowers would sing to him. In a sense he is in a very peaceful happy place and he does not want to leave. He spoke all of his fears because he did not care and also no one else was there. But in the morning he left and was seeking scorn on the outside world. Another words Blake was in a fantasy in this poem.
  • 5. MEANING OF THE WILDFLOWERS SONG • Happiness- The forest brought him great happiness • Love- Blake loved to be in the forest • Calm – Blake’s mind was very calm • Peace- The forest was peaceful • Thankfulness- Blake was thankful for the fantasy forest • Sorrow- Wanted new joy but couldn’t find it • Scorn- Going back to the “real world” • Sadness – When leaving the forest with singing flowers
  • 6. POETRY ELEMENTS • Blake’s rhyming scheme flows somewhat throughout this poem but in some of if (in the beginning) it doesn’t but it does toward the end which catches the reader’s attention • Blake’s alteration in “The Wild Flowers Song” was good he transitioned good by providing that he sounded happy and then also upset by saying he was in scorn
  • 7. WILLIAM BLAKE FUN FACTS • Blake was voted 38th in a poll of the 100 greatest painters and writers • Blake often employed his visual art in concert to create a product that at once defied and superseded convention • Though he believed himself able to converse aloud with Old Testament prophets, and despite his work in illustrating the Book of Job, Blake's affection for the Bible was accompanied by hostility for the established Church, his beliefs modified by a fascination with Mysticism and the unfolding of the Romantic Movement around him.
  • 8. WORKS CITIED • • ndow=1&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=q-EwU- iYCuPo2AWoh4BI&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1821&bih=889&dpr=0.75 • h=889&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=Calm+peaceful+forest&btnG=