Readers may initially annotate Blake's set of poems called the Songs of Innocence and the Songs of Experience as an ironic juxtaposition of the innocent, pastoral world of childhood against the experienced, adult world of corruption and repression, but Blake is reflecting something deeper in meaning. They are benevolent and as the poem shows the cycle of life, they are natural, much more so than the adult figures in experience. Note how he uses the idea of the sun arising and descending to show this. The whole poem is written in 6 sentences with much repetition. During his lifetime, he was known as a Romantic poet, a painter and also an engraver.
It was full of crime, the air full of filth, and the people rancorous. Posted on 2007-02-07 by a guest. The whole atmosphere further seems drunk with high-spirited fervor; the church bells add their sonorous chimes to this festive atmosphere. The first two stanza take on the role of the development of youth's lives in a pleasant environment of a village. Look at the repetition of words denoting happiness and those suggesting freedom. The birds are happy and they sing their heart out. The poet symbolizes the innocence and delicacy of children with the birds.
Here Blake has wanted to show that, the children are carefree and they are always busy in their games. They laugh at our play, And soon they all say, 'Such, such were the joys When we all -- girls and boys -- In our youth-time were seen On the echoing green. Worksheet will open in a new window. The lines are five or six syllables with a basic pattern of two stresses per line. Posted on 2005-04-09 by Approved Guest Post your Analysis Message This may only be an analysis of the writing.
It is symbolic and draws a contrast between youth and old age. Any ways this is just an interpretation, open to adjustment!! Posted on 2016-05-16 by a guest. The children are busy in games. Rather, Blake concentrates on the sounds and scenes that nature and inanimate objects bring to give a background of merriment before people are added to the equation. Proceeding to the third stanza, the picture becomes grave and things turn weary.
Blake may have viewed the revolution as a dark evil that would re-established the culture and society of Britain. Morning is the beginning of life and the dark evening is the end. William Blake was perceived as someone who is. My thesis intends to examine the question: Why William Wordsworth and William Blake had such a symbolic meaning in their poems? Blake paints many a beautiful pictures though his poetic verse to provide a vivid imagery of the Spring, the swiftness of the fresh air and the magic of blazing sun. It is divine voice of childhood unchallenged by the test and doubts of later years.
So, on the darkening green the games are not seen. However, the simplicity of the verse makes life easy! At first glance, this scenario could be explained as the children going home for the sake of sleep and such, but a careful exploration of the wording reveals so much more. The Ecchoing Green presents alternative periods of a naturally progressing day. This is a pictorial poem of Blake. It is heavenly voice of childhood unchallenged by the test and doubts of later years. By providing such a representation of older superiority and strength, Blake is commenting on the wisdom and steadfastness to be had in the elderly group who has endured decades of life experiences.
Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. The poet gives a very beautiful description of a dawn and morning of spring. Blake started engraving copies of drawings of Greek antiquities purchased for him by his father, a practice that was preferred to actual drawing. Plenty of opportunity to study metaphor, it is often read by elementary students in grades 4-5. From this point the poem shows a subtle recession in the mood as the focus eases on to the old people sitting under the oak tree and draw a strange sort of pleasure from the games and the frivolous activities of the children.
He spent most of his life in relative poverty. Posted on 2005-05-03 by Approved Guest. The last stanza then moves it into the last section of life- death. The Echoing Green by William Blake portrays a day scene. Symbolism: William Blake has used many symbols to make the poem more attractive and more powerful.