The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake - Book 1, Book 1 : Chapter 2, Visions of the Daughters of Albion Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Book 1 : Chapter 2, Visions of the Daughters of Albion Summary

Here readers are introduced to the explicitly visionary quality of much of Blake's work. He brings up Albion, which is the ancient name of his homeland, England. There is no chapter break in the main body of the text, but there is a new heading for this section.

He mimics what is found in the first plate: he states that there is an argument.

What is decidedly different about this is that instead of the argument being a single statement, as it was on the first illuminated print, it is an entire short poem.

The author shares his worldliness through his art. He mentions other lands, including America, and the native tribal peoples of the Americas. He uses hexameter a great deal during this portion of the...

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