2007. november 14., szerda

William Blake

Read the poem "Introduction" to the Songs of Innocence and answer the following questions:

1. What is the versification of the poem (rhyme, rhythm, metre)?
2. What is the style and the tone like (happy or serious, elevated or conversational, etc.)?
3. Who or what can be the speaker? What other characters can you find in the poem?
4. In what terms is the poet and the process of poetic creation itself represented? What is the role of the poet?
5. What is the genre of the poem?
6. What is the "story" in the poem?

Read the poem "Introduction" to the Songs of Experience and answer the following questions:

1. What is the versification of the poem (rhyme, rhythm, metre)?
2. What is the style and the tone like (happy or serious, elevated or conversational, etc.)?
3. Who or what can be the speaker? What other characters can you find in the poem?
4. In what terms is the poet and the process of poetic creation itself represented? What is the role of the poet?
5. Can you find a "story" in the poem?
6. Identify the biblical allusions in the poem

7. Try to visualise the poem. What kind of mental image can you see? Is it different from or similar to the world of the other "Introduction" poem?
8. Find Blake's illustrations to both poems at http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/ and compare them. Write your comments on the similarities or differences between them in one short paragraph.

Read the poem "The Lamb" in the Songs of Innocence and answer the following questions:

1. What is the versification of the poem (rhyme, rhythm, metre)?
2. What is the style and the tone like (happy or serious, elevated or conversational, etc.)?
3. What characters can you find in the poem? Who can be the speaker? What is the relationship between the speaker and the addresse like?
4. Find these words in a dictionary: thee, thou, thy.
5. Characterise the syntax of the poem. What is the modality of the individual sentences in the two stanzas? What is the argumentative structure like? Can you point out any kind of symmtery between the two stanzas?
6. What does the lamb symbolise? How do you know that? can you find literary or other soures that support your opinion?
7. Is there a "story" behind the poem? If yes, what is it?
8. Point out biblical allusions in the poem. Do these allusions coincide with what we know about the story of the Creation from the Bible?

Read the poem "The Tyger" in the Songs of Experience and answer the following questions:

1. What is the versification of the poem (rhyme, rhythm, metre)?
2. What is the style and the tone like (happy or serious, elevated or conversational, etc.)?
3. What characters can you find in the poem? Who can be the speaker? What is the relationship between the speaker and the addresse like?
4. Characterise the syntax of the poem. What is the modality of the individual sentences in the two stanzas? What is the argumentative structure like? Can you point out any kind of symmtery in the poem?

5. Find a definition for the term "Rhetorical question." Do you think this is a term that could be validyl applied to the poem?
6. What does the tyger symbolise? How do you know that? Can you find literary or other soucres that support your opinion?
7. Can you point out any similarities of differences between the concept of "creation" as represented in "The Lamb" and "The Tyger"?

8. Try to visualise the poem. What kind of mental image can you see? Is it different from or similar to the world of "The Lamb"?
8. Find Blake's illustrations to both poems at http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/ and
compare them. Write your comments on the similarities or differences between them in one short paragraph.

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Songs of innocence:
1. rhyme.2.happy 3. the poet himself as a shepherd,also there is a child and a lamb.4.th epoet is represented b a shepherd piping his songs which are cheerful-5.genre is tragedy. a shepherd is piping and a child is coming by on a cloud. He asks the shepherd to pipe happy song for him.
Songs of Experience:
1.rhyme.2.conversational,elevated.3.a dissappointed person who is the poet ,4.the role of th poet is to ask for a new life,it was written after the French Revolution.5.yes,the dissappointments in life,sadness.6."Holy Word","lapsed soul".7.in the "Innocence" Blakes writes about childhood innocence, rather than adulthood. However, in "experience" it is a more advenced thinking of Blake, as he writes about adulthood, there is no link between childhood and adulthood like in "innocence".8.The "Innocence" talks more about innocence itself,and joy in life. Whereas in "experience" it is more about the loss of innocence rather than about innocence itself.
The lamb:1.rhyme.2.the style is more like a tale,the tone is simple,descriptive.3.the narrator is a child,asking a lamb,also there is a lamb in the poem,4,thee.thou,thy second person singular pronoun.5.there are two stanzas each containing 5 five rhymed couplets.6.In my opinion the lamb symbolizes Jesus Christ in this poem,as Jesus is thought to be above all,can change things,etc...in the poem, it is found in the poem that Jesus has a tender voice, sof clothing,etc..7.yes,I suppose there is somewhat a story behind the poem, when the child asks:"who made thee" and the lamb answers and later the lamb asks himself.8."Gave thee life & bid thee feed. By the stream & o'er the mead;all biblical allusions...I think they do coincide with parts from the Bible.The Tyger:1.rhythm2.the stale is rather dramatic and sad.3.the speaker and the tyger.the speaker is the narrator of the story.the speaker constantly asks the tyger. 4. The poem is comprised of six quatrains in rhymed couplets.symmetry,well,yes it is well structured.the main idea is the questioning and there the answers come, sometimes,or all in all controversial5.The rhetorical question is usually defined as any question asked for a purpose other than to obtain the information the question asks. For example, "Why are you so stupid?" is likely to be a statement regarding one's opinion of the person addressed rather than a genuine request to know. Similarly, when someone responds to a tragic event by saying, "Why me, God?!" it is more likely to be an accusation or an expression of feeling than a realistic request for information. having read all this information I think that, yes, the questions in the poem are rhetorical.6.I think the tyger symbolizes the bad things in life, maybe the evil soul.also it hides himself behind a beautiful face,which can be dangerous as it is harder to recognise when it appears."What immortal hand or eye, Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? "7.the similarities between the lamb and the tiger are I think the same as the similarities or differences between the "innocence" and Experience"8.yes, I think it is different from I have experienced by reading the lamb, as there were no really contrasts.the lamb was innocent,and looked innocent, the tyger looked better than it appeared to be inside.9 not really similar, as this has a slightly more negative tone.9.The reference to the lamb reminds us that a tiger and a lamb have been created by the same God, and raises questions about the implications of this. It also strikes a contrast between the perspectives of "experience" and "innocence" represented here and in the poem "The Lamb." "The Tyger" consists entirely of unanswered questions.