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This paper discusses William Blake who is known for his "Tyger" and "Jerusalem" poems. It explains that he was not only a poet in the 18th Century, but also a painter, a printer and engraver. It contends that Blake was one of the first writers of the Romantic period although not acknowledged until years later. The paper claims that Blake was different than most poets of that day in that he was a libertarian, obsessed with God (not religion) and a mystic who saw visions.
From the Paper:"William Blake is known for his Tyger, Tyger and Jerusalem poems. He was not only a poet in the 18th Century, but also a painter, a printer, and engraver. During the Seventeenth Century, most poets were focused on rationalism and science. Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience are two bodies of poems that many people enjoy reading today, yet a lot of Blake's work has never been recognized. Blake was one of the first writers of the Romantic period although not acknowledged until years later. Blake was different than most poets of ..."
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William Blake (2005, December 01) Retrieved June 17, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/essay/william-blake-88079/
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