They clod symbolizes innocence to the experience of love the pebble displays a sense of hope and selflessness, which based on the pebble's perspective, diminish with experience in the poem, the clod of clay is “trodden with cattle's feet” which represents it true, self-sacrificing nature however, as stated. Songs of innocence page introduction 1 the shepherd 3 the echoing green 4 the lamb 6 the little black boy 7 the blossom 9 the chimney- sweeper 10 the little boy lost 12 the little boy pound 13 laughing song 14 a cradle song 15 the divine image 17 holy thursday 19 night 20 spring 23. Taken from william blake, songs of innocence and of experience, reproduction of blake's original illustrated book, ed with intro and commentary by g keynes, rupert hart-davis ltd, london, in association with the trianon press, paris 1967 similarities between innocence and experience are most evident in the. The songs of innocence present a naïve attitude to life and a beneficent god the songs of experience present a harsher view some pairs of poems in the two volumes are meant to contrast (eg the well-known poems 'the lamb' ('little lamb, who made thee ) and 'the tyger' ('tyger tyger burning bright.
A close reading of blake's classic poem 'the clod and the pebble' is a william blake poem that first appeared in his 1794 volume songs of experience, the companion-piece to his 1789 collection songs of innocence the poem stages a conversation between a clod of clay and a pebble to make a point. Critics of william blake's songs of innocence and experience not surprisingly have focused their attention on the galaxy of characters whose voices are heard throughout blake's poems these are the voices of london's disenfranchised— the men, women and children who thronged london's streets and whose piteous. He'd have god for his father, and never want joy and so tom awoke, and we rose in the dark and got with our bags and our brushes to work though the morning was cold, tom was happy and warm: so, if all do their duty, they need not fear harm - 7 - the chimney-sweeper blake: songs of innocence & experience. The movements that touched him profoundly were the french revolution, the american war of independence and the industrial revolution he is now considered to be the true precursor of romantics the clod and the pebble was part of the songs of innocence and experience which presented opposing.
In comparison to the blissful imagery created in the poem 'infant joy', 'infant sorrow' views the same situation from the perspective of a baby rather than the mother of a child and therefore infant joy and infant sorrow, london, the chimney sweeper poems (innocence and experience) the school boy. The songs of innocence and of experience were intended by blake to show 'the two contrary states of the human soul' the tyger is the contrary poem to the lamb in the songs of innocence the lamb is about a kindly god who 'calls himself a lamb' and is himself meek and mild the tiger, by contrast, is a terrifying animal.
Innocence and experience in blake's the chimney sweeper 948 words - 4 pages innocence and experience in blake's the chimney sweeper the most obvious difference between the two poems would be the length, although this is not necessarily a difference between innocence and experience, it does lure the reader. Love that destroys true love unselfish love cannot survive in experience and this is shown in the clod & the pebble, in which unselfish love is trodden on by a material world despite the true harmony shown in poems, such as the echoing green, this is just passed off by experience, which considers it to be both naãve and.
Corroborating this is a comparison of differences between several editions of the songs of innocence where coloration differences can be seen to signify the real world interplay between the major “the clod and the pebble”, a poem from songs of experience, is not part of an obvious pair of poems. For blake, life was made up of opposing elements songs of innocence and of experience has the sub- heading 'shewing the two contrary states of the human soul' many of these poems show this conflict and balance, for example the clod and the pebble: love seeketh not itself to please nor for itself. The poem the clod and the pebble from william blake's songs of innocence and experience (which you can read online) is just three verses long and compares two different descriptions of love, attributed to a clod of clay and a pebble respectively the clod says: love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any.
In the clod and the pebble, human experience includes both heaven and hell they become destructive when they are denied or seen as the only factor in life and experience investigating themes compare the use of this theme with on another's sorrow where the existence of the pebble's perspective is rejected. This presentation was by rania the clod and the pebble in transitional period. The clod and the pebble by william blake is from a collection of poems called the songs of experience succeeding the songs of innocence, blake explores the themes of love and the human spirit through the personification of a clod of clay and a pebble in a brook blake confers completely contrary convictions to the clod.
The clod and the pebble by william blake love seeketh not itself to please nor for itself hath any care but for another gives its ease and builds a heaven in hell's despair so sung a little clod of clay trodden with the cattle's feet but a pebble of the brook warbled out these metres meet: love seeketh only self to. Love seeketh not itself to please,nor for itself hath any carebut for another gives its ease,and builds a heaven in hell's despairso sang a little clod of clay, trodden with the cattle's feet:but a pebble of the brookwarbled out these metres meet:l. The two sides of the story, innocence and experience bear many differences in their presentation of the chimney sweeper's views and attitudes and also in the way blake has portrayed each of them songs of innocence opens with the child like voice of the chimney sweeper the first words of the poem seem to contradict it's.