The Lamb Essay | Songs about Life

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Summary: Discusses William Blake's poems "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Chimney Sweeper," and "The Garden of Love." Considers how they all propose unanswered questions and/or predicaments.
In Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789 and 1794), William Blake arouses readers' minds and leads them into a path of finding their own answers and conclusions to his poems. He sets up his poems in the first book, Songs of Innocence, with a few questions as if they were asked from a child's perspective since children are considered the closest representation of innocence in life. However, in the second book, Songs of Experience, Blake's continues to write his poems about thought-provoking concepts except the concepts happen to be a little bit more complex and relevant to experience and time than Songs of Innocence.

In the poem, "The Lamb," from Songs of Innocence, William Blake asks the little lamb, "Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee"" (1351). It is here where the author purposely questions the reader and leaves the reader, wandering for an answer to...

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