Songs of Innocence and Experience (version 2)

William BLAKE (1757 - 1827)

"Innocence" and "Experience" are definitions of consciousness that rethink Milton's existential-mythic states of "Paradise" and "Fall". Blake categorizes our modes of perception that became standard in Romanticism: childhood is a state of innocence rather than original sin, but not immune to the fallen world (experience). The first part of this volume mainly shows happy, innocent perception in pastoral harmony, whereas the second part also deals with darker themes. ( Foon)

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Songs of Innocence: Introduction - The Shepherd - The Echoing Green - The Lamb - The Little Black Boy - The Blossom - The Chimney-Sweeper Foon
00:08:39
Play 02 The Little Boy Lost - The Little Boy Found - Laughing Song - A Cradle Song - The Divine Image - Holy Thursday Foon
00:06:18
Play 03 Night - Spring - Nurse's Song - Infant Joy - A Dream - On Another's Sorrow Foon
00:08:11
Play 04 Songs of Experience: Introduction - Earth's Answer - The Clod and the Pebble - Holy Thursday - The Little Girl Lost - The Little Girl Found - The Chimney-Sweeper Foon
00:09:18
Play 05 Nurse's Song - The Sick Rose - The Fly - The Angel - The Tiger - My Pretty Rose-Tree - Ah, Sunflower Foon
00:05:14
Play 06 The Lily - The Garden of Love - The Little Vagabond - London - The Human Abstract - Infant Sorrow - A Poison Tree Foon
00:06:07
Play 07 A Little Boy Lost - A Little Girl Lost - A Divine Image - A Cradle Song - The Schoolboy - To Tirzah - The Voice of the Ancient Bard Foon
00:07:49