At a glance:
- Author: William Blake
- First Published: 1783
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Genres: Poetry
- Subjects: Mythology or myths, Nineteenth century, Poetry or poets, England or English people, Eighteenth century, Christianity, London, Romanticism, Innocence
The poetry of William Blake, an artist, printer, prophet, and revolutionary, varies widely in style and substance, from youthful imitations of Spenser to lyrics of seemingly naive childish wonder to obscure and pretentious mysticism. Apart from his earliest productions, his work shows a powerful originality in form, images, and technique.
His juvenile work, written between the ages of twelve and twenty, was published in 1783 as POETICAL SKETCHES. The poems, which are slight and at times even crude, show a strong Elizabethan influence....
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