The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake - Book 4, Book 4 : Chapter 2, The Four Zoas Cont. Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Book 4 : Chapter 2, The Four Zoas Cont. Summary

This portion is devoted to the last of the Nights of the Four Zoas. Here the verses continue with their hexameters. Blake, while not mimicking the classical poet Homer, is certainly carrying on the tradition of excellence in poetry. None of these poems taken on their own or in the small groups are sufficient to constitute an entire epic. Their relation to the mystical and the divine also sets them apart from the epic in their form. So too does the fact that the subject matter is a shameless combination of truth and fantasy.

The author plants sexual truths into the verses of the second page.

During this part of the story Urizen descends. He uses his powers to enter and to traverse hells. Urizen is in the dark fiery regions...

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