Please read and watch the videos.
- This a Prompt: In your comments, you can try to identify some of the other problems Blake exposes about the lives of children. For example, what is he addressing in “the Sick Rose”?
- This poetry, among many others by the Romantic poets and thinkers, paved the way for reforms and legal protections for children and other poor and disadvantaged people. But as you know, we still struggle with all these issues today.
- Please make sure you read the poems here to see Blake’s handmade and hand colored engraved illustrations. https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/william-blakes-songs-of-innocence-and-experience The illustrations will help you understand the content of the poems.
- Video link: https://youtu.be/OiRWBI0JTYQ