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William Blake by Jaime Aguilar

  1. 1. William Blake By Jaime Aguilar Monday, March 31, 14
  2. 2. Early Life • He was born November 28, 1757 in London. His parents were James and Catherine Blake. Blake was a strange kid he would speak about having visions of God and angels. His parents thought they were lies and tried to stop it. He had six siblings, but two of them died while they were infants. Monday, March 31, 14
  3. 3. Education • Blake was home schooled, that is where he learned to read and write. His parents did not want to force him to go to normal school. When he turned ten he told his parents he wanted to be a painter, so they sent him to drawing school.Two years after that he began poetry. He did not have enough money to go to art school, so he became the apprentice of an engraver. For a short time he studied at the Royal Academy. Monday, March 31, 14
  4. 4. Later Life • By 1782 he got married to Catherine Boucher. She was illiterate, but Blake taught her how to read and write.Two years after that he opened up a print shop with one of his friends. During this time he was teaching his little brother the things he learned, but by 1787 he passed away. His first work published was Poetical Sketches in 1783. Blake died in 1827. He spent his last years in poverty. Monday, March 31, 14
  5. 5. Infant Joy 'I have no name; I am but two days old.' What shall I call thee? 'I happy am, Joy is my name.' Sweet joy befall thee! Pretty joy! Sweet joy, but two days old. Sweet Joy I call thee: Thou dost smile, I sing the while; Sweet joy befall thee! Monday, March 31, 14
  6. 6. Infant Joy Analysis • Infant Joy is a six line poem of two stanzas. It has an ABCDDC type rhyme scheme.The word that is repeated in this poem is thee. The poem is about a new born talking to her mother about what she should name her.The baby wants to be named Joy. Blake’s desire Monday, March 31, 14
  7. 7. A Divine Image Cruelty has a human heart, And Jealousy a human face; Terror the human form divine, And Secresy the human dress. The human dress is forged iron, The human form a fiery forge, The human face a furnace sealed, The human heart its hungry gorge. Monday, March 31, 14
  8. 8. A Divine Image • A Divine Image has multiple stanzas in it. For the most part it is a five stanza poem. It has a ABCB rhyme scheme.The poem depicts the virtues of love, mercy, and peace.These are all human things, but only the most divine human beings can perfect all these attributes. Monday, March 31, 14
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  10. 10. Work Cited All Poems of the Poet: William Blake - Poems. "All Poems of the Poet: William Blake - Poems." Poemhunter.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. "William Blake." Poets.org. Academy of American Poets, n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. "Songs of Innocence and of Experience Summary and Analysis." Songs of Innocence and of Experience Study Guide : Summary and Analysis of "Infant Joy" N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. "Songs of Innocence and of Experience Summary and Analysis." Songs of Innocence and of Experience Study Guide : Summary and Analysis of "The Divine Image" N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. Monday, March 31, 14