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William Blake By Cheyenne Powell

  1. 1. By: Cheyenne Powell William Blake
  2. 2. William Blake was a famous English poet, painter, and print maker born in the late 1750’s. Who Was William Blake?
  3. 3. Continued.. William Blake claimed that he began seeing his first visions at a very young age. He studied engraving and soon began to love gothic art. Blake was a misunderstood artist, poet, and visionary for much of his life until later in life when he gained admirers of his work. When he died in 1827, his writings began to influence people all across the world.
  4. 4. Poems BY William Blake
  5. 5. “the Angel” As I said before William Blake began getting visions as a young boy and many of the visions here saw had to relate to angels. “The Angel” is excellent example of the visions he witnessed. “The Angel” is also one of the more popular writings he is famous for.
  6. 6. The poem first starts out with, “ dreamt a dream”. This dream was about is about a woman becoming a maiden Queen. She cried night a day but the angel was there to wipe here tears away, but when the angel found out she was truly happy, he fled away. Continued… Studying “The Angel”…
  7. 7. “I Heard an Angel” is also one of the well known poems Blake wrote during his lifetime. This poem is also about him encountering an angel in the morning and the devil at night. “I Heard an Angel”
  8. 8. The poem begins with, “ I heard an Angel singing”. Blake begins talking about how he heard an Angel singing all day until the sun went down. As soon as the sun went down a devil course came out and began chanting something the complete opposite of the angel. He portrayed light as good moments and darkness as the evil moments of one’s life. Continued.. Studying “I heard an Angel”…
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  10. 10. "The Blake Society." The Blake Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. <http://www.blakesociety.org/>. "William Blake." Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014. <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/william-blake>. "William Blake." Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. <http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13453.William_Blake>. "William Blake Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. <http://www.biography.com/people/william-blake-9214491>. Works Cited

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