28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827
About Mr. Blake
Mr. William Blake lived from the years 1757 to
He was born in the city of London.
Mr. Blake was educated at Henry Pars Drawing
School. This was before he became an
apprentice to James Basire, an engraver, in the
years of 1772 to 1779.
More about W. Blake
Blake opened a print shop in London the year
By this time Mr. Blake was an established
graphic designer and a drawing tutor.
Mr. William moved to Sussex the year of 1800
but moved back three years later after being
charged with a high treason. The treason,
however, was acquitted after he moved back
More about William B.
Mr. William Blake went into obscurity and
became a mystic in the year of 1809 after a
unsuccessful show of his work.
William was a huge supporter of the French
Mr. Williams poetry and art work nearly always
showed his social, political and religious beliefs.
Mr. Blake was not fully understood by the
people that he grew up and lived around, but
now in the twentieth-century many readers and
artist are appreciating his greatness that he had
A Cradle Song
A Cradle Song is a Romantic poem. It is simply
about a mother’s love for her baby. This poem
was written in a way people all around the
world could understand the meaning and all
have a mutual feeling when reading it.
Some say that the way that this poem is wrote is
soothing just like a “mother’s voice.”
A Dream, it is very difficult to tell you what this
poem seems to mean. To me, however, I do
believe that Blake’s religious views are coming
out. I have came to believe that Jesus and
God are both put into this poem.
Emmet- Ant who has lost his way (a person
Glow-worm- Jesus (who lights the way home).
Beetle- God (lights the ground for everybody/