Unlike many of his other celebrated poems, William Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’ languished unpublished in notebooks for decades after his death, and was only first published in 1863. In a sense, ‘Auguries of Innocence’ provides a backdrop for the poet’s most famous poetry, and is worth subjecting to close analysis. […]
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‘The Little Boy Found’ appeared in William Blake’s 1789 volume Songs of Experience, where it follows the companion-poem ‘The Little Boy Lost’. Before we proceed to some words of analysis, here’s a reminder of ‘The Little Boy Found’, one of Blake’s most popular lyric poems. The Little Boy Found The […]
By Dr Oliver Tearle ‘The School Boy’ is not one of William Blake’s most famous poems. Yet many of his poems focus on children, and an analysis of ‘The School Boy’ may help to clarify some key aspects of Blake’s work.