William Blake's Poetry
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This paper uses examples and quotations from Blake's poems to illustrate his theme of childlike innocence and naivete, as well as his use of irony to express these themes. The paper concludes by suggesting that this theme of innocence is Blake's way of showing his readers that the world is not as innocent as the speakers in the poems believe.
From the Paper:"Blake's thesis reflects the simplistic and happy view that children have in regards to life regardless of their situation. This is clear in "The Little Black Boy" and "The Chimney Sweeper." In "The Lamb," Blake is using the lamb as a symbol of the Christian faith. Blake speaks in all the poems with a childlike voice. The underlying theme of innocence in each poem is obvious because the subjects in these poems accept the only world they know and they do not know the true condition of the world."
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