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William Blake Literary Qualities

James Daugherty
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Most critical writing about Blake is extremely sophisticated, a reflection of the complexity of the ideas expressed in Blake's own work. In contrast, Daugherty's relatively straightforward narrative serves as a useful introduction to the life and philosophy of a great artist whose work many young readers might otherwise have been too intimidated to approach. Daugherty utilizes short paragraphs, a suitable level of diction, and a carefully selected vocabulary. To keep his narrative moving smoothly, he does not rely excessively on dates or on other data more appropriate for historical texts.

Daugherty does, however, include a wealth of information about the American and French revolutions and the major figures involved in these momentous events. Through his examination of Blake's life, Daugherty shows that both world events and individual personalities are affected by changing ideas about human values, society, and methods of government.

Daugherty also makes reference to many of...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
William Blake from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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