The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake - Book 3, Book 3 : Chapter 1, Unengraved Prophetic Works Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Book 3 : Chapter 1, Unengraved Prophetic Works Summary

This includes more than one section of text headed up by a set of Roman Numerals. In this case, the very first of these is Tiriel. Immediately, the author begins to share his personal beliefs with the readers. He asserts here, as he did earlier, that the Divine Body is the Imagination & the Poetic Genius. This is one of William Blake's most crucial beliefs.

The poetry is akin to some of his preceding works in that he has written a story in thick lines of perfectly metered poetic verse. The story is dramatic and involves powerful forces. The story opens when the King is mourning his wife who is dying. He calls their sons before the palace in his sorrow. He quickly turns darker and more symbolic, using the thought that his young do not even care...

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