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The Human Abstract

“The Human Abstract,” which William Blake offered as a satiric counterpart to “The Divine Image” in Songs of Experience, critiques virtues such as mercy, peace, and love. Rejecting the notion of...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019 2:34 am UTC

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The Human Abstract

It is important to know that this poem personifies a lot. Cruelty is a person. Humility, Mercy, and Mystery are, too. The line that you are asking about says "he sits down with holy fears."...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2015 3:15 pm UTC

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The Human Abstract

This poem is a tricky one, and it is pretty hard to understand. Blake is basically commenting on the contradictions that exist in the world, and how life and its mysteries often baffle people and...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2009 12:43 pm UTC

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