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William Blake

William Blake

Postby DeathByFloyd » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:55 am

Now here's a gem of a poetic genius who didn't just excel in the art of literature. William Blake, British poet of the 17th and 18th century, was a poet, painter, engraver, and visionary mystic who both illustrated and printed his own books. "Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th- century." Hardly acknowledged by his fellow people, Blake was misunderstood and therefore left for future generations to be understand and appreciated, which is why he is, now anyway, an icon of conceptual literature.

I wonder what kind of mind you must have to delve into things not even touched by those of your time, to understand things so deeply and to express them so poetically and through so many different forms. William Blake clearly deserves the title of a genius. One of my favorite PEOPLE of all times.

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Sites of credible merit:
http://www.blakearchive.org/
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/blake/
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wblake.htm
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/PRblake.htm

Anyone else interested in Blake or his work?
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Postby Kobra » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:27 pm

I like Seamus Heaney by far the best poet ever but Blake is pretty good as well nice choice.
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Postby DeathByFloyd » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:27 pm

Posted four months ago and a single response. How very pitiable.
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Postby Kobra » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:27 pm

:)
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Postby Anonymous » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:37 pm

I think you are right guys! :)
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Isnt that the same thing you put on every.....

Postby Kobra » Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:08 pm

Kolsz wrote:I think you are right guys! :)

Isnt that the same thing you put on every other post????? Get to some real posting :)....
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Crap Poetry

Postby EdTheN00bProgrammer » Sat May 31, 2008 2:45 pm

Many poets think that they can trick people into believing that they have written ingenious poetry simply by writing it ineloquently, giving it a weak structure and littering it with metaphors. Gillian Clarke comes to mind and, to a lesser extent, Seamus Heaney. They are correct.

Ineloquence is a negative side effect that may come into good poetry as a result of the necessity for a rhyme, consonance or other aesthetic needs - not a good feature itself!

People simply assume that it's ingenious because it differs so greatly from the poetry that they are familiar with from childhood - unfortunately, these differences are simply the removal of positive aspects rather than the addition of any.
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Re: William Blake

Postby Thea=D » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:24 pm

I LOVE "the tiger"
It might be my favourit poem of all times!
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