Wednesday, September 01, 2004

William Blake

William Blake was born and raised in London. His schooling first consisted of his mother home schooling him until he was sent off to Henry Pars’ school, where his parents hoped the school would further educate his artistic ability. After school, Blake went on to be an apprentice for a man who engraved. After he was done with his apprenticeship he published some of the poems he had written. The most famous of the poems, was a collection called Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. After those two collections were published he continued to write a few more, but received no recognition for them. So, Blake stopped writing and went back to the engraving process where he didn’t receive much success. Blake wrote his last poem at age 70 and shortly passed away. He was buried in an unmarked grave. His work though, is still important in today’s literature.


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