"Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience" by William Blake
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Title: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience
Author: William Blake
Start Date: 12/15/16
End Date: 12/31/16
# of Pages: 64
Edition: Dover Publications Thrift Edition Paperback (1992)
Favorite Quotes: (1) “He doth give His joy to all; / He becomes an infant small; / He becomes a man of woe; / He doth feel the sorrow too. // Think not thou canst sigh a sigh, / And thy Maker is not by; / Think not thou canst weep a tear, / And thy Maker is not near. // O! He gives to us his joy / That our grief He may destroy; / Till our grief is fled and gone / He doth sit by us and moan.” (2) “Father, father, where are you going / O do not walk so fast. / Speak father, speak to your little boy / Or else I shall be lost” (3) “Little Lamb I'll tell thee, / Little Lamb I'll tell thee! / He is called by thy name, / For he calls himself a Lamb: / He is meek & he is mild, / He became a little child: / I a child & thou a lamb, / We are called by his name. / Little Lamb God bless thee. / Little Lamb God bless thee.”
Why I Chose It: I wanted to wrap up with a short book of poetry.
Other Notes: Conceptually, “Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience” interests me. Does the world around us change more than our ability to understand and see it? Parallelism and comparison are powerful things.