A baby speaks of its entry into the world, which brought pain to its parents.
It struggled against restriction, until it finally gave in
For Blake, fiend was not to be regarded as evil, but as an embodiment of energy and instinct
Language and Tone
'My father groaned, my mother wept' --> 'Groaned' and 'wept' → emotive, despairing... establishes a sorrowful tone. Ambiguity: are the parents upset by the birth itself, or by the dangerous nature of the world the baby has been brought into?
'Into the dangerous world I leapt' → active rather than expected passivity; energised; not phased by 'dangerous world'
'Helpless, naked, piping loud' → juxtaposition... Vulnerability, contrasted against strong image. Cacophonous.…