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Comparison and Contrast of William Blake's Poems Introduction (Innocence) Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: "Pipe a song about a rabbit!" So I piped with merry chear. "Piper, pipe that song again;" So I piped, he wept to hear. "Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe; Sing thy songs of happy chear:" So I sung the exact same again, While he wept with joy to hear. "Piper, sit thee down and write In a book, that all may read." He vanish'd from my sight, And I pluck'd a hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And that I blot'd the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear. Intro (Experience) Hear the voice of the Bard! Who Present, Past, Whose ears have heard The Holy Word which walk'd one of the ancient trees, Calling the lapsed Soul, And weeping in the evening dew; This could controll The starry pole, And fallen, fallen light renew! "O Earth, O Earth, return! "Arise from out the dewy grass; "Night is worn, "Along with also the morn "Rises from the slumberous mass. "Turn away no more; "Why wilt thou turn away? "The starry floor, "The wat'ry coast, "Is giv'n thee until the break of day." The Chimney Sweeper (Innocence) After my mom died I was very young, and my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry "'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep The down a green plain leaping, laughing, they run, And wash in a river, and shine in the Sun. Then naked And the Angel told Tom, if he'd be a good boy, He'd have God for his father and we all climbed from the dark, And got with our bags &a.. .