Forgot your password?  

A Visit to William Blake's Inn Chapter Summary & Analysis - Poem 1, "William Blake's Inn for Innocent and Experienced Travelers" Summary

Nancy Willard
This Study Guide consists of approximately 63 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of A Visit to William Blake's Inn.
This section contains 541 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our A Visit to William Blake's Inn Study Guide

Poem 1, "William Blake's Inn for Innocent and Experienced Travelers" Summary

This title is a direct reference to the names of two of Blake's most famous books of poems, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. This poem is in the poetic form the Virelai, which is a song form from French poetry with a line scheme of ABBAA in iambic quadrameter.

The poem contains three verses and sounds like it could be sung! Line one is a simple declarative, "This inn belongs to William Blake," but the following lines are almost scriptural in sound, mostly because three of them start with "and" and the last one talks about taking "joyous rest." Lines two and three tell of the beasts Blake has tamed and the stars he's named, inferring that he exists before, during, and after the present time.

Stanza...

(read more from the Poem 1, "William Blake's Inn for Innocent and Experienced Travelers" Summary)

This section contains 541 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our A Visit to William Blake's Inn Study Guide
Copyrights
A Visit to William Blake's Inn from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook