Discuss Vaughan’s Treatment of Childhood and Nature in His Poems

Henry Vaughan, a Welsh mystic, although he wrote under the influence of John Donne and George Herbert in his early poems, had many points to differ from them. In his nature poems, he was closer to the still unborn poets like William Blake and William Wordsworth. No doubt, he was primarily a metaphysical poet, still, […]

A Critical Appreciation of the Poem “London” by William Blake

“London” is a poem in which Blake criticises the contemporary society which has become the symbol of oppression. The so-called liberty of which his countrymen are proud is nothing but “a chartered liberty” the natural and free growth of man is impossible. The evils of the then society have been exemplified by the chimney sweeper’s […]

Consider William Blake as a Revolutionary Poet

Blake has often been described to be the “Precursor of Romanticism.” The Romantic poets of the nineteenth century struck a note of protest against the conventional literature as well as the social injustices. Blake, having written immediately preceding the Age of Romanticism, paved the way for them, at least for Wordsworth, Shelley, and Byron. Although […]

Consider William Blake as a Social Critic

Blake was a pioneer of romantic revival in English literature. He wrote lyrics and then prophetic poems but they were not to the taste of his time. He was the first to introduce the romantic note of mysticism in English poetry. He is a man of the age of transition. The French revolution had a […]

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