William Blake's Ecchoing Green

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  • The Ecchoing Green
    • Semantic field of nature
      • 'sun', 'skies', 'Spring', 'oak', 'green'
      • Stylistic feature of a Romantic
      • Evokes innocence and peace
    • Monosyllabic words
      • 'laugh', 'girls', 'boys' 'joys' 'care'
      • Evokes simplicity and childishness
    • 'And sport no more seen/ On the darkening Green'
    • You can't know innocence until you have lost it
  • 'darkening' foreshadows fading innocence, or perhaps just signifies the sunset.
    • 'And sport no more seen/ On the darkening Green'
    • 'The sun does arise' - signifies sunrise.
  • 'Old John with white hair/ Does laugh away care'
    • You can't know innocence until you have lost it
    • Could symbolise his reminiscence of when he was innocent. Although, age does not necessarily depict loss of innocence

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