One of the premier poets of the period was one William Blake who advocated the beauties of life and railed against the distaste he felt for Victorian London and some of the more rigid ideologies of the time, specifically the strict morality and religious views of the English.
To me at least the subject before long seemed too expansive for an article; and in the leisure of months, and in the intervals of my natural work, the first slight study became little by little an elaborate essay.
The poor people thought that going straight to heaven will give them freedom. Blake spoke of having visions in his early childhood.
Moreover, Blake, with his uniqueness of mind created a duality between desires and wishes, responsibilities and duties while prioritizing imagination over logical or rational. Harold Bloom also critically responds to the presence of word innocence as a term uncertain in nature and states about the songs existing in first part to ambiguous in tone.
Much of his spellings are very old-fashioned to us and at times can sound very awkward. If one intends to go into the depth of these two books, he or she will observe that they contain truths of life. There are many reasons which should make me glad to inscribe your name upon the forefront of this book.
Nevertheless, I will say that now of all times it gives me pleasure to offer you such a token of friendship as I have at hand to give.
InSongs of Innocence was beautifully written by William exactly five years before the creation of songs of Experience. It was full of crime, the air full of filth, and the people rancorous.
Even his readers in his time found that the wording and spelling of phrases and words was quaint. I found so much unsaid, so much unseen, that a question soon rose before me of simple alternatives: to do nothing, or to do much.Harold Bloom also critically responds to the presence of word innocence as a term uncertain in nature and states about the songs existing in first part to ambiguous in tone. I can but bring you brass for the gold you send me; but between equals and friends there can be no question of barter. I chose the latter; and you, who have done more than I to serve and to exalt the memory of Blake, must know better how much remains undone. Critical View on William Blake Book Songs of Innocence The book, Songs of Innocence drags one into the shed of happiness but in actual, there are certain hard core facts regarding the dark side of the world. To you, among other debts, I owe this one—that it is not even more inadequate to the matter undertaken; and to you I need not say that it is not designed to supplant or to compete with the excellent biography of Blake already existing. Blake spoke of having visions in his early childhood. Blake lived in London most of his life and many fellow literati viewed him as eccentric.