Who is William Blake?

  • (noun): Visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827).
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William Blake

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry has led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". Although he lived in London his entire life except for three years spent in Felpham he produced a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God", or "Human existence itself".

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Auguries Of Innocence (poems)
... Drawing on some of her many influences such as William Blake and Arthur Rimbaud, Smith's collection here demonstrates over and over again her knack for detail ... Obviously William Blake is a dominant influence on the poet herself, since it shares its title, Auguries of Innocence, with one of William Blake's poems ... One commonality between this collection and that by Blake's, in regards to the content, is that the poems collected here exhibit subtle nods to the late ...
William Blake - Bibliography - On Blake
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Blake School (Minneapolis, Minnesota) - History - Blake
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My Pretty Rose Tree - The Poem
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The Little Vagabond - The Poem
... William Blake Literary works Early writings Poetical Sketches An Island in the Moon All Religions are One There is No Natural Religion Songs of Innocence and of ... Thompson Scholarly works Life of William Blake Fearful Symmetry A Blake Dictionary The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake Blake Prophet Against Empire Witness Against the Beast ...

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    The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity ... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
    —William Blake (1757–1827)