William Blake Context


  • Blake was brought up in SOHO- District of London.
  • Came from an artistic family and spiritual non conforminsts,political activists. 
  • Worked as an  free lance artist and illustrator. 
  • For most of his life he lived in comfort with his wife,lifestyle developed into poverty. 


  • Fisrts published independently in 1789 as a childrens book
  • This was the year of the fall of Bastille in France-spark of French Revolution. 
  • Sources for Songs of Innocence often came from hyms and ballads-Cradle song relates closley to…


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