The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake - Book 4, Book 4 : Chapter 1, The Four Zoas Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Book 4 : Chapter 1, The Four Zoas Summary

These poems focus upon a special torment—love and jealousy, particularly when found together.

This theme is handled during the Four Zoas. This is described keenly through two quotations. "She drave the Females away from Los / and Los drave all the Males from her away," (p. 305). This is amended, thematically, shortly thereafter with, "Thus Urizen spoke collected himself in awful pride / space / Art though visionary of Jesus the soft delusion of Eternity / Lo I am God the terrible destroyer and not the Savior," (p. 307). The poems are labeled in their sequence as "nights." During each night there are several events.

The stanzas of the first of these are ornate. The images that he creates continue to be deep and vivid. Altars made of brass are mentioned more than once. Another recurring image is of animals being...

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