Songs of Innocence and Experience - Pages 14 - 20 Summary & Analysis

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“The Little Boy Lost” is about a young boy wandering through a mire in the middle of the night and searching for his father. In spite of his incessant cries he is unable to find his father and is left to weep alone.

In “The Little Boy Found” a young boy finds himself lost in a lonely fen. As he cries God appears to him “like his father, in white” and leads him by the hand to his mother whom “her little weeping boy had sought” (15).

In “Laughing Song” the speaker begins by describing various aspects of nature, such as the woods, a stream, the wind, et cetera all joining in with one another in a bout of laughter. This natural scene transitions into a description of a picnic-like gathering halfway through the second stanza when the speaker introduces “Mary and Susan and...

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