Literary period

William Blake’s poem “The Sick Rose” belongs to the literary movement called Romanticism. Romantic literature often focuses on nature, a feature which can also be found in “The Sick Rose”. In th…


Textual perspective 

The poem “London” by William Blake was also published in the collection Songs of Experience. In “London”, Blake presents a portrait of London and the English society in the eighteenth century. The poem has a more straightforward interpretation than “The Sick Rose” but presents an equally dark atmosphere and a similar sense of doom. 

The poem “The Lamb” by William Blake was published in the collection Songs of Innocence. In “The Lamb”, Blake explores the theme of creation and the theme of innocence. The poem contains several religious references and metaphors and illustrates views connected to Rom…

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