Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake

This collection of poems contrasts the innocent world of childhood with the often corrupt and oppressive world of adulthood. The "Songs of Innocence" section contains poems which are simple and happy, often written from the perspective of a child or a benevolent deity. The "Songs of Experience" section, however, contains darker, more complex poems that deal with serious themes such as poverty, injustice, and the abuse of power. The collection as a whole explores the two contrasting states of the human soul and encourages the reader to consider the balance between them.

The 906th greatest book of all time


Published
1789
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
varies
Words
11,000
Original Language
English

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