William Blake Term Paper by Jims

William Blake
An biography of the life and legacy of William Blake.
# 108850 | 1,292 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 02, 2008 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry)


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Description:

This paper examines how William Blake, a conformist and anarchist, was an inspiration to many later generations with his style of poems, painting, engravings, and indirect teachings. It looks at how his religious practices, as well as his visions as a child, and his view on life in a monarchical government came to life in his works through such poems as "The Tyger" and "The Lamb".

From the Paper:

"William Blake was born in London, England, on November 28, 1757. In eighteenth century England, religion and conformity to king and country ruled the daily lives of most people, especially peasants. Blake was born into a poor family to his mother Catherine nee Wright and his father James Blake, a hosier and haberdasher on Broad Street in Golden Square, Soho. As a child, Blake was prone to spiritual visions that concerned his parents. Blake often spoke of visions of angels and ghostly monks. He claims that he conversed regularly with God, the Virgin Mary, the archangel Gabriel, and various other historical and biblical figures. Later in his life, Blake admitted to talking to the spirit of his dead brother. This is an early sign that Blake is either a mentally disturbed person or is truly blessed with a close relationship with God. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blake, William. "The Lamb." Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense. 9th Ed. Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson. United States: Thomson, Wadsworth, 2006. 946-947.
  • Blake, William. "The Tiger." Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense. 9th Ed. Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson. United States: Thomson, Wadsworth, 2006. 947.
  • Bloom's Major Poets. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York, New York: Chelsea House, 2003. 17-19.
  • Gifford, Katya. "William Blake Biography." 20 April 2008. The Humanities Web.com. <http://www.humanitiesweb.org/human.php?s=g&p=c&a=b&ID=97>.
  • Merriman, C.D. "William Blake." 18 April 28 2008. The Literature Network. Com. <http://www.online-literature.com/blake/>.

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