Songs of Experience
(By William Blake)
This poem represents the account of a Nurse in which she describes watching some children play. It is a short poem composed only of two stanzas. The major differences between this one and its equivalent from the songs of Innocence is that this one is much shorter and you do not have the direct speech of the children. The voice of the child is represed. Also there isn't really the reference of nature.
- The laughs and shouts of the children are substituted with "whisperings", this suggests the opposite of excitement and joy.
- Before the children were represented high on the hills and now they are in the valley, as if the Nurse is watching from above.