Many students are asked to read Songs of innocence and Experience, and it’s all about a famous series of poems written by William Blake, and they reflect the ideas and thoughts about seeing the world at diverse life stages. The author personally described this popular collection of poems as the contrary states of people’s soul, so he invited all readers to view these literary works in relation to each other. To better grasp their meaning, people should read them together.
Both collections of poems have their slight differences in titles, so they contain alternative perspectives to people’s life, including their innocence and experience. Besides, every collection of poems shows readers the comparative images of religion, children, and other parts of this world to make them see things in different ways in the states of maturity and innocence. These well-known poems are certain representations of contradictions between these states and areas of life that all people need to pass through.
Songs of Innocence and Experience are quite similar to the children’s poetry of the 19th century in terms of their simplicity, themes, and titles. The main subjects of these literary works were familiar at that time, and a key point to make about their obvious simplicity is that these poems are deliberate because of their attempts to simplify the moral concerns and issues of that time and present them in a form that can be easy understood by the audience.
Ironically, Songs of Experience may seem a bit simpler to readers because the author talks about the voice of his experience to warn the innocence about the future. Songs of Innocence show reader a life via the eyes of innocent kids, while the other collection of poems demonstrates the cynical point of view of older people influenced by the terror and pain of the world.
Sometimes, a simple and innocent perspective found in Songs of Innocence may overlap into the writing style of other poems, and this method is used by the author to signify 2 states of people’s life. Some poems included in Songs of Innocence may highlight a darker tone to foreshadow and predict the arrival of more experienced views and perspectives. Finally, there are many poems that consist of sweet and joyful lyrics that help Blake create the bright and innocent images of childhood when kids are unaware of the tragic and harsh realities of their future adult lives.
Many students are asked to read Songs of innocence and Experience, and it’s all about a famous series of poems written by William Blake, and they reflect the ideas and thoughts about seeing the world at diverse life stages.