Blake's The Clod and the Pebble

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  • The Clod and the Pebble
    • First stanza
      • Spoken by the clod
      • Impressionable easily shaped/ moulded
      • Selfless to an extent of sacrifice
        • 'Love seeketh not Itself to please'
    • Second stanza
      • Spoken by the pebble
      • Sacrificing their other half - sadistic
        • 'To bind another to Its delight'
      • Masochist form of love
      • Selfish and sinner
  • 'Love seeketh only Self to please'
    • Selfish and sinner
    • The capitalised 'self' suggests self indulgence
  • 'Joys in another's loss of ease'
    • Masochist form of love
    • Sacrificing their other half - sadistic
      • 'To bind another to Its delight'
  • 'Nor hath itself any care'
    • Selfless to an extent of sacrifice
      • 'Love seeketh not Itself to please'
  • A clod of clay can be easily shaped
    • The Clod and the Pebble
      • First stanza
        • Spoken by the clod
        • Impressionable easily shaped/ moulded
      • Second stanza
        • Spoken by the pebble

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