Songs of innocence and experience shewing the two contrary states of the human soul is widely acknowledged as blakes masterpiece and for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see the insights expressed in it are as moving and valuable now as they were when blake first expressed them in 1789 94. Abebookscom songs of innocence and songs of experience dover thrift editions 9780486270517 by william blake and a great selection of similar new used and collectible books available now at great prices. As 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 . Dover publications 1992 02 05 paperback new no jacket new paperback book of songs of innocence and songs of experience by william blake dover thrift edition unabridged and corrected dover 1992 republication of the texts from the 1794 edition alphabetical lists of titles and first lines. The poems of songs of innocence describe childhood states of naturalness and purity in delicately beautiful lyrics that reveal a childs 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
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