A Visit to William Blake's Inn - Frontispiece Summary & Analysis

Nancy Willard
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Frontispiece Summary

This verse sets the stage for the magical nature of the rest of the poems. The Sun, Moon, Star and Air have a conversation. The Sun asks if the others will come. The Moon answers "soon." The Star wants to know how far it will be. However, the Air says it is already there.

Frontispiece Analysis

The illustration here shows the little boy, who is the traveler in the poems in the book. He is dressed in a charming short-jacketed sailor outfit with a sailor hat and a lace collar. He carries a hatbox and a simple suitcase and stands ready to go. The little poem demonstrates that the boy is going to take a journey not of this world, because the heavenly elements are talking to each other. Although this little verse does not rhyme and does not possess standard scansion patterns, it is tight and...

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