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  • Blakes Songs Of Innocence And Experience

In this poem the speaker represents the black Americans of that time in the vivid description of the caged bird and its experiences....

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At 29.7 x 20.9 cm, Doom was the size of a separate print but too large for a book illustration. The presence of rounded corners and beveled sides indicates that Blake prepared the plate for intaglio printing, for these features prevent a plate from tearing its paper when printed with the requisite pressure. Blake presumably had at this time no experience in printing relief plates, which take much less pressure. The two relief plates that appear to have followed Doom were both small, as though Blake were scaling down to see if the technique would work for book illustrations or small prints. One of these early experiments, though known only from impressions color printed in 1796, is Joseph of Arimathea Preaching to the Inhabitants of Britain. [: Joseph of Arimathea Preaching, c. 1788. Relief etching, 7.8 x 10.7 cm; color printed impression, 1796. Link to the William Blake Archive.] At 7.8 x 10.7 cm, it is the size of an Innocence plate, but its landscape format suggests that Blake was thinking of a separate print rather than a book illustration. Like Doom, the plate was beveled and its corners rounded, which suggests that it was a plate that Blake purchased in that condition or had prepared himself for an intaglio design but changed his mind. He took a pencil sketch of his own, which at 28.5 x 42.1 cm was just slightly smaller than that of his brother’s, and reduced it dramatically as a bold line drawing. The “ink” did not chip when the design was etched in relief and thus appears to have been a refinement from what was used in Doom.

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In Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper” from the Songs of Innocence and Experience, both aspects of heaven and hell can be examined just the same as a good versus evil aspect of the two different styles of the poem....


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William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker
Joseph Viscomi is the James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of English Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His experiences as a printmaker, painter, and curator served him well in Prints by Blake and his Followers (1983), the catalogue to an exhibition he organized at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, and in Blake and the Idea of the Book (1993), a study of the production, editing, and dating of the illuminated books. He is the co-editor, with Morris Eaves and Robert Essick, of William Blake’s Illuminated Books, volume 3, and, with Robert Essick, volume 5, and co-editor/creator with Essick and Eaves of the , a hypertext of Blake’s poetry and art, based on approximately 6000 images transferred to digital form.

Gilchrist repeats the story, emphasizing the ideas that many of Blake’s “illustrated songs,” by which Smith and Gilchrist meant Songs of Innocence, had been designed or mocked-up as pages, and that in addition to saving money Blake sought a method that would enable him to reproduce what he had already produced without translating it into another code, which is to say, keeping word and image integrated as well as appearing in form and size as originally designed:

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Although thenatural world contains much that is gentle and innocent ("Songsof Innocence"), thosewho are experienced with life ("Songs of Experience")know that there is also much thatis terrible and frightening.

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The loss of innocence is also supported structurally between these two poems, particularly by the rhyme scheme. In “The Chimney Sweeper” in Songs of Innocence, Blake utilizes rhyming couplets, which are common in nursery rhymes and other poems for children. While it is a simple and basic rhyme scheme, it twists just a bit in the last two stanzas. Instead of using perfect rhymes, three of the last four are slant rhymes. By doing so, Blake is creating a feeling that something is off. The ending of the poem sounds more cheerful than the rest of it does and leave readers with a feeling of hope, but that hope is laced with a feeling of unease. Readers are happy the children have hope, but the fact that their hope lies in death is off-putting, just like the slant rhymes.

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William Blake invented a printing technique known as relief etching and used it to print most of his poetry. He called the technique illuminated printing and the poetry illuminated books. Nearly all of his critics believe that the idea for illuminated books preceded the invention of relief etching, that either the idea of text integrated with images on the same page or Songs of Innocence actually mocked up on paper was the mother of invention. This essay, however, approaching the question of the technique’s origin from the context of other new print technologies of the day, argues that illuminated poetry was the child and not the mother of invention. There were no “illustrated songs” on hand or even in mind needing a technique by which they could be printed in facsimile. Blake’s idea of publishing himself occurs only after the invention of relief etching, once he sees that he could use his new mode for writing as well as images and both in the same space.

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Songs copies B, C, and D were the first three copies of the combined Songs. They consisted of 1789 impressions of Innocence and 1794 impressions of Experience; plate a was printed in yellow ochre along with the Experience plates. Earlier proofs or impressions are not extant.