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  1. 1. William BlakeWilliam Blake By Alex AlmanzaBy Alex Almanza
  2. 2. Early lifeEarly life Mr. William Blake was born, in London, on November 28, 1757. When he was a child heMr. William Blake was born, in London, on November 28, 1757. When he was a child he said he had seen God and/or his angels. Blake was home schooled, and at the age of ten hesaid he had seen God and/or his angels. Blake was home schooled, and at the age of ten he wanted to become a painter. His parents sent him to art school, two years later he startedwanted to become a painter. His parents sent him to art school, two years later he started writing poetry.writing poetry.
  3. 3. Influences and worksInfluences and works He was influenced by his master, who was an engraver for the London Societies ofHe was influenced by his master, who was an engraver for the London Societies of Antiquaries, and the gothic tombs and monuments in Westminster Abbey. HeAntiquaries, and the gothic tombs and monuments in Westminster Abbey. He was also influenced by people from the Elizabethan era.was also influenced by people from the Elizabethan era. He is well known for his poetry and has written many poems over his lifetime. HeHe is well known for his poetry and has written many poems over his lifetime. He is also known for his paintings, in his later years he has painted pictures for theis also known for his paintings, in his later years he has painted pictures for the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.
  4. 4. Earth’s AnswerEarth’s Answer In the opening stanza, the earth is described as primordial and losing life.In the opening stanza, the earth is described as primordial and losing life. The reader gets the feeling that she is slowly losing hope and is near the endThe reader gets the feeling that she is slowly losing hope and is near the end of her ropes. As you read on, you hear her say that God is envious andof her ropes. As you read on, you hear her say that God is envious and frightened and that those are the reasons she is suffering. Mr. Blake isfrightened and that those are the reasons she is suffering. Mr. Blake is hinting at the fact jealousy and fear are the causes for hate and abuse. Shehinting at the fact jealousy and fear are the causes for hate and abuse. She wants the reader to break the shackles that bind the “free love”.wants the reader to break the shackles that bind the “free love”.
  5. 5. Themes and PatternsThemes and Patterns In the poem Mr. Blake believes the earth has been trapped by the jealous god.In the poem Mr. Blake believes the earth has been trapped by the jealous god. Blake was convinced that this was all the outcome of the Fall, but to him itBlake was convinced that this was all the outcome of the Fall, but to him it wasn’t all due to that reason.wasn’t all due to that reason. The poem contains 5 stanzas, and each of them follow the same rhyme scheme.The poem contains 5 stanzas, and each of them follow the same rhyme scheme. The first, second and fifth lines follow the “abaab” style, while the third andThe first, second and fifth lines follow the “abaab” style, while the third and fourth don’t have any kind of rhyme scheme.fourth don’t have any kind of rhyme scheme.
  6. 6. A DreamA Dream The dream is about a dream William had. He made the poem in the perspectiveThe dream is about a dream William had. He made the poem in the perspective of a mother ant that lost her way. The whole poem tells of how the motherof a mother ant that lost her way. The whole poem tells of how the mother ant is worried about her children and that she needs to find them before theyant is worried about her children and that she needs to find them before they get hurt. Later in the poem, her cries are heard by a beetle and glow worm,get hurt. Later in the poem, her cries are heard by a beetle and glow worm, and they show her the way home.and they show her the way home.
  7. 7. Themes and PatternsThemes and Patterns In the poem, Blake said that the mother ant represents the human soul, thatIn the poem, Blake said that the mother ant represents the human soul, that wants the peace of mind that god can only give her. He also described the glowwants the peace of mind that god can only give her. He also described the glow worm as god and that shows her the way back home.worm as god and that shows her the way back home. The poem contains five stanzas, all with four lines each.The poem contains five stanzas, all with four lines each.
  8. 8. work citedwork cited Earth’s answer pageEarth’s answer page Website Title: Imagery, symbolism and themes in Blake's Earth?s Answer fromWebsite Title: Imagery, symbolism and themes in Blake's Earth?s Answer from Crossref-it.infoCrossref-it.info Article Title: crossref-it.info - AS/A2 English Literature Study Guides - textsArticle Title: crossref-it.info - AS/A2 English Literature Study Guides - texts in context.in context. Date Accessed: March 31, 2014Date Accessed: March 31, 2014
  9. 9. work citedwork cited A Dream work citedA Dream work cited Website Title: Songs of Innocence and of Experience Study Guide : Summary a[…]Website Title: Songs of Innocence and of Experience Study Guide : Summary a[…] Article Title: Songs of Innocence and of Experience Summary and AnalysisArticle Title: Songs of Innocence and of Experience Summary and Analysis Date Accessed: March 31, 2014Date Accessed: March 31, 2014
  10. 10. work citedwork cited A Dream work citedA Dream work cited Website Title: Songs of Innocence and of Experience Study Guide : Summary a[…]Website Title: Songs of Innocence and of Experience Study Guide : Summary a[…] Article Title: Songs of Innocence and of Experience Summary and AnalysisArticle Title: Songs of Innocence and of Experience Summary and Analysis Date Accessed: March 31, 2014Date Accessed: March 31, 2014

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