William Blake Biography

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William Blake A man of many talents, William Blake adds to the incredible lists of poets. Blake was not acknowledged for his poetic works until after his death. William Blake is known as one of England’s greatest poets of our time. As a young man Blake had an immense amount of accomplishments. His natural aptitudes continued throughout his life. Blake’s life, poems, and passions of life created an engrossed life. William Blake was born in London, England on November 28, 1757 to his parents Catherine Wright Armitage and James Blake (1-1). William rarely was present at school. He was mostly taught by his mother (1-2). At the age of ten Blake enrolled into the Henry Pars Drawing School (1-3). William Blake began writing at a very young age (1-1). His visions contributed to his writings and his artwork (1-2). Blake’s first vision was of the prophet Ezekiel standing under a tree occupied with angels at the age of ten (1-2). Williams’s mother greatly influenced every aspect of his life (1-4). The Bible also had an abundant inspiration on him (1-2). The Bible to him was a lifelong source of information. At the age of fourteen William received an apprenticeship to the master in London Society of Antiquaries to make drawings of tombs and monuments (1-4). On August 4, 1772 apprenticed to James Bashire of Great Queen Street for seven years (4-3). With those seven years Blake only made 52.10 euros at the end of his apprenticeship he became a professional engraver (2-2). Later that year Blake was accepted into the Royal Academy of Art's Schools of Design in Old Somerset House (1-4). Blake supplied his own material throughout the six year period of him attending the school (4-2). While attending the school in 1779 Blake became a journeyman... ... middle of paper ... .... In lines nine through twelve after Tom so upset about his hair he finally falls asleep. William begins to have a dream of thousands of sweepers all locked in black coffins. In lines thirteen through sixteen an angel showed up and unlocked all of the coffins and set the sweepers free. The sweepers then began to run down a green plain all happy and joyful (5-2). In 1794 William Blake published the poem Infant sorrow. In lines one through four of the poem Williams’s mother groans in sadness and his father weeps in agony. William Blake states the hardships of the dangerous world he was born into (3-1). He was helpless, naked, and crying loud. In lines five through eight Blake begins to struggle in his fathers arms, he is trying to free hiself and get away but no matter how hard he tries he can’t get away. He just gives up and sulks against his mother’s chest (3-2).

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