William Blake Essay | Romantic Themes and Imagery in William Blake's Poetry

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Romantic Themes and Imagery in William Blake's Poetry

Summary: William Blake was influential in poetry's Romantic movement, which was a reaction to the dehumanizing effects of the Industrial Revolution. Blake sought to incorporate nature into his poetry and used a flowing, rhythmic style and colors as symbols in his works.
William Blake was a poet who changed society and helped it to become what it is today. He was one of the leaders in the Romantic Movement, strongly against the industrial revolution. His poetry demonstrates his beliefs about this matter as well as many other things. Blake fundamentally believed that everyone is born innocent as loses it as they gain experience. A way he demonstrates innocence in his poetry is his use of natural imagery. He utilises the ABAB rhyming style which is very effective. Blake also used different colours repeatedly in his work to create images.

The style that William Blake wrote his poetry in is called "ABAB." This means that it is very rhythmic and flowing. It encourages the reader to read it light-heartedly, emphasising the innocence entailed in each poem. "And I wrote my happy songs, every child may...

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