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    DescriptionAs both painter and poet, William Blake (1757-1827) was a powerful and visionary artist whose two early collections of poetry, "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience," contain memorable lyric verses embodying the emerging spirit of Romanticism. The two works were published together in 1794 with the subtitle, "Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul." The poems of "Songs of Innocence" describe childhood states of naturalness and purity in delicately beautiful lyrics that reveal a child's unspoiled and beatific view of life and human nature. In "Songs of Experience" the mood and tone darken, the poems suggesting the bitter corruptions and disillusionment that await the innocent. The contrast between the two sets of lyrics is perhaps at its most acute in the poems "The Lamb" and "The Tyger," the latter ultimately expressing wonderment at the seemingly paradoxical coexistence of good and evil. The full texts of all the poems in the 1794 edition of both collections are included in this volume. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "The Echoing Green."


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    Title
    Songs of Innocence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Blake
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 59 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486270517
    ISBN 10: 0486270513
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    DC20: 821.7
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    DC22: 821.7
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 640
    DC22: 821/.7
    LC classification: PR4144 .S6 1992, PR4144.S6
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    20 July 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York