So was the case with Adam and Eve, the First Men. I can onlt say I posted a vid to someone,later to find this poem after and a sync to it. I shall consider my endeavour amply rewarded if the blog serves the purpose of those for whom it is meant. If that is the basis of what I think, can anyone help me elaborate on it? His father James Blake and his mother Catherine were both Dissenters. Blake is still a mystery to me but what i could get of this poem is that sex was a taboo at blakes time.
The poem is about a rose representing a beautiful woman. There were five children in the family, Blake was the second one. The rose is infected by a worm representing a lover other than her husband. Still by giving answers to his own question, the child succeeds in converting it into a rhetorical one, as a result countering the initial spontaneous sense of the poem. A rose is sick and destroyed by the evil design of a worm.
The rose is a symbol of all that is beautiful and attracts attention. The poem starts with an impassioned address to the rose by the poet. The speaker of the poem is telling the destructive love by comparing the mystic and tragic love affair of the couple. Due to Spam Posts are moderated before posted. An unseen worm, which flies in the deep darkness of the stormy night, creeps in it. Contrasts highlight movements in an element, by pointing out the differences that are shown by the opposite side.
The poem describes a brief love-affair with a tragic ending. Why is the rose sick? In this way it destroys the woman. It is also a symbol of something destructive. The subject matter of the poem is more than simply the flower rose and the presence of a worm. The invisible worm infects her with his dark secret love and destroys her life. In broad sense, they remind us of the Fall of Men. Posted on 2007-10-16 by a guest.
The fact that from what we see this love is single sided slowly kills the speaker's heart and life. The title couldn't be more descriptive. In the poem, human qualities have been attributed to both 'rose' and 'worm'. To understand what the rose is symbolizing one must look at the other figurative symbols that are presented in the poem to help grasp the meaning behind the main symbol, the rose. I felt peace after and knew He heard me.
My seventh grade teacher introduced me to his writtings, and since then I have been seduced by poetry. The little child asks the lamb if he knows who has created it, who has blessed it with life and with the capacity to feed by the stream and over the meadow. The style of the Songs of Innocence and Experience is simple and direct, but the language and the rhythms are painstakingly crafted, and the ideas they explore are often deceptively complex. Furthermore, when we analyze the rhyme scheme, we deduce that the rhyme is feminine, and the second lines of the quatrains match with the fourth ones. I'm studying this poem for a project for school.
Middle A rose, in most cultures including my own, regularly represents love, loyalty and beauty, and is usually a woman. The rose in the poem obviously symbolizes love. I think this poem obviously is about love, perhaps a a man or a woman that is so wrong for the other, keeps returning to their bed for nights filled with passion, although they know things will never work out. In particular, he pits himself against despotic authority, restrictive morality, sexual repression, and institutionalized religion; his great insight is into the way these separate modes of control work together to squelch what is most holy in human beings. This contrasting imagery shows that the love shared between the rose and the worm, brings pleasure but also hurt or shame to those involved. Once you as a reader have found your interpretation it belongs to you and may be shared or rejected by others but we are all entitled to love this beautiful peice for what it brings to us individually.
No Claim is made about the accuracy or validity of the content on this site, or its suitability for any specific purpose whatsoever, whether express or implied. The deadly bite of evil makes love sick. The rose is sick, and the poem implies that love is sick as well. The poem conveys the spirit of childhood — the purity, the innocence, the tenderness of childhood and the affection that a child feels for little creatures. But the poem has an underlying meaning.