Blake and Frost Comparison Essay by RightRiters

Blake and Frost
A comparative essay of two poems, "Birches" by Robert Frost, and "The Chimney Sweeper" by William Blake.
# 22584 | 1,424 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 26, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Comparison)

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This paper discusses the similarities and differences between Frost's poem, "Birches", and Blake's poem, "The Chimney Sweeper". The paper mentions that these are two poets who focus on boys in childhood. The paper illustrates how both poems share common images - snow, cold, dark, light - and how although these images seem to represent common themes, such as innocence and the death of innocence, Frost's poem is far more hopeful.

From the Paper:

"Two poets that focus on boys in childhood are Robert Frost, in his poem "Birches", and William Blake, in his set of poems, "The Chimney Sweeper" in Songs of Innocence and Experience. Whereas Frost's boy occupies an idyllic childhood, one where one can shape trees and bow them to the ground as well as climb them to heaven, Blake's boy is an abused chimney sweep, one who lives in misery even though others call it heaven."

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