Blake Quotes

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So you think you know Blake's poems inside out, or at least to a sufficient level to do well in the exam? Let's find out!

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What poem is this? 'On a cloud I saw a child' Introduction Songs of Innocence
Finish these lines from 'The Lamb' in Songs of Innocence: 1. 'Gave thee life and bid thee feed/_?_' 2. 'Gave thee clothing of delight/_?_' 1. 'Gave thee life and bid thee feed/ By the stream and o'er the mead' 2. 'Gave thee clothing of delight/ Softest clothing woolly bright'
1. Finish the lines of the quotes: 'He is meek and __?__/ He became __?__' 2. Which poem is this from? 1. 'He is meek and he is mild/He became a little child' 2. This is referring to Jesus, from 'The Lamb', Songs of Innocence.
In Songs of Innocence, 'The Shepherd', what shall the shepherd 'do all the day'? 'He shall follow his sheep [all the day]'
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In Songs of Innocence, 'The Shepherd', what does the shepherd hear? 'For he hears the lamb's innocent call/ And hears the ewe's tender reply'
In Songs of Innocence, 'The Shepherd, what comes after 'He is watchful, while they are in peace'/__?__ 'He is watchful, while they are in peace,/ For they know when their shepherd is nigh'
In 'Infant Joy' in Songs of Innocence, which quote shows the older speaker's willingness to do what the child says, and the child's resulting happiness? 'What shall I call thee?/ I happy am,/ Joy is my name'
In Songs of Innocence, 'The Schoolboy', what does the speaker love to do, and who sings with them? They 'love to rise in a summer morn' 'And the Skylark sings with me'
In 'The Schoolboy' in Songs of Innocence, how is the institution of education portrayed? clue: body part 'Under a cruel eye outworn'
Finish the lines from Songs of Innocence, 'The Schoolboy': 1. 'Nor in my book can I take delight/__?__' 2. 'How can the bird that is born for joy/__?__' 1. 'Nor in my book can I take delight/ Nor sit in learning's bower' 2. 'How can the bird that is born for joy/ Sit in a cage and sing?'
In 'The little Black Boy' in Songs of Innocence, where did the little boy's mother teach him? 'My mother taught me underneath a tree'
Finish these phrases from Songs of Innocence, 'The Echoing Green': A: 'The merry bells ring/ _?_' B: 'Old John with white hair/ _?_' C: 'Such, such were the joys/_?_' D: 'Round the laps of their mothers _?_' A: 'The merry bells ring/ To welcome the spring' B: 'Old John with white hair/ Does laugh away care' C: ' Such, such were the joys, / when we all, girls and boys' D: 'Round the laps of their mothers / Many sisters and brothers
In 'Nurse's Song' in Songs of Innocence, what is the first stanza? 'when the voices of children are heard on the green/ And laughter is heard on the hill,/ My heart is at rest within my breast/ And everything else is still'
1. In 'Nurse's Song in Songs of Innocence, what reasons does the nurse give for to 'come home, my children'? 2. Also, what counter-argument do the children give besides 'we cannot go to sleep' ? 1. 'The sun is gone down/ and the dews of night arise' 2. 'Besides, in the sky, the little birds fly,/ And the hills are all covered with sheep'
What is 'Holy Thursday' in Songs of Innocence really about? The shockingly huge number of children abandoned and left, possibly only because they were born out of wedlock, which society at the time thought was dreadfully shameful. 'Like Thames waters flow' 'multitude' 'thousands' 'harmonious thunderings'
In 'The Chimney Sweeper', SOI fill gaps: 1. 'And my father ___' 2. 'There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head/ That ___ was shaved' 3. 'Were all of them locked up in __' 4. 'Wash in a river and __' 5. 'So if all do their duty, they __' 1. 'And my father sold me' 2. 'There's little tom Dacre, who cried when his head/That curled like a lamb's back was shaved' 3.' Were all of them locked up in coffins of black' 4. 'Wash in a river and shine in the sun' 5. So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm'
1. In 'Introduction' in Songs of Experience, what does the bard see? 2. What does the bard ask the Earth to do? 1. 'Hear the voice of the bard!/ Who present, past, and future sees' 2. 'O Earth, O Earth return!'
In 'Introduction' in Songs of Experience, what is the significance of the lines, 'The starry floor,/ The wat'ry shore' ? The imagery could be referring to the reflection of the nigh sky in the wet sand of the sea=shore. it looks like the edge, a boundary, but is just an illusion, we don't have this boundary, we are in fact holding ourselves back.
1. In 'earth's answer' in Songs of experience, what are Earth's hairs covered in? 2. Why this colour? 1. 'And her locks covered with grey despair' 2. Grey is the colour Blake uses symbolically to represent weary resignation and bad aging.
In 'Earth's Answer' in Songs of Experience, which phrase shows how Blake is trying to show the strangeness of the secrecy of sex/showing love? 'Does the sower/ Sow by night?' 'Or the ploughman in darkness plough?'
In SOE 'The Clod and the Pebble', who says 'Love seeketh not itself to please' ? The 'little Clod of Clay/ Trodden with the cattle's feet'
In SOE 'The Clod and the Pebble', who says, 'Love seeketh only self to please' 'To bind another' ? the 'Pebble of the brook/ Warbled out these metres, meet'
In much the same way as 'The Schoolboy' in Songs of Innocence, how does Blake in 'Holy Thursday' in Songs of Experience describe the workhouses and other abandoned children authorities? 'cold and usorous hand'
1. In 'The Chimney Sweeper' in songs of Experience, what is the 'little black thing among the snow' doing? 2. Also, what are the 'clothes of death'? 1. 'Crying 'weep, weep' in notes of woe!' 2. Chimney sweeping clothes or perhaps swaddling bands. Alternative reading points potential here.
In 'The Chimney Sweeper' in songs of experience, which lines clearly indicate Blake's disgust at hierarchical society? 'And are gone, to praise God and his priest and king/ Who make up a heaven of our misery'
What is the first stanza of 'Nurse's Song' in Songs of Experience? 'When the voices of children are heard on the green, / And whisperings are in the dale,/ The days of my youth rise fresh in my mind,/ My face turns green and pale'
What does the nurse in 'Nurse's Song' in Songs of Experience think of 'your spring and your day'? that they are 'wasted in play,/ And your winter and night in disguise'
What are the last two lines of 'The Sick Rose' in Songs of Experience? 'And his dark secret love/ Does thy life destroy' NB: This poem could be adultery and consequences, as an alternative reading.
In 'The Angel' in Songs of Experience, what does the speaker hide from the angel? 'my heart's delight'
What are the last two lines in 'The angel' in Songs of Experience? 'For the time of youth was fled,/ and grey hairs were on my head'
Finish this phrase from 'They Tyger' from Songs of Experience: 1. 'What immortal hand or eye/ _?_ ?' 2. 'Did he who made the lamb __?__ ?' 1.'What immortal hand or eye/ Could frame thy fearful symmetry?' or 'What immortal hand or eye/ Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?' 2. 'Did he who made the lamb make thee?'
Fill these gaps from 'The Garden of love' from Songs of Experience: 1. 'I went to the garden of love, /_?_' 2. 'A chapel was built in the midst,/ _?_' 3. 'And the gates of this chapel were shut,/_?_' 1. 'I went to the garden of love,/ And saw what I never had seen' 2. 'A chapel was built in the midst,/ where I used to play on the green' 3. 'And the gates of this chapel were shut,/ and 'Thou shalt not' writ over the door'
In 'The Garden of Love' in songs of Experience, what are the priests doing? 'Priests in black gowns were walking their rounds/ And binding with briars my joys and desires'
In 'The Garden of Love' in Songs of Experience, where are the tomb-stones? 'And tomb-stones where flowers should be'
In 'The Little Vagabond' in Songs of Experience, how is a) the church described b) the ale-house described a) 'cold' b) 'healthy and pleasant and warm'
What are the first two lines of 'London' in Songs of Experience? 'I wander through each chartered street,/ Near where the chartered Thames does flow'
In the 3rd stanza of 'London' in Songs of Experience, finish the couplets: a) 'How the chimney-sweeper's cry/_?_' b) And the hapless soldier's sigh/_?_' a) 'How the chimney-sweeper's cry/ Every black'ning church appalls' b) 'And the hapless soldier's sigh/ Runs in blood down palace walls'
In 'London' in Songs of Experience, what does the youthful harlot's curse do? 'Blasts the new-born infant's tear' + 'And blights with plagues the marriage hearse'
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