scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 882
William Blake is one of the most intriguing and notorious poets of the 19th Century He was regarded as a failure in his day but is now understood to be one of the most powerful poets of all timeWilliam Blake was born in London in 1757 to a prosperous hosier He was gifted with outstanding artistic and poetic talent His father who originally noticed his sons talents sent Blake at age ten to the best drawing school of its day He bought his son supplies provided him with an allowance and permitted him to collect prints At fourteen Blake began apprenticeship in engraving Oftentimes he was assigned to draw monuments in old London churches particularly in Westminster Abbey There were many factors that contributed to William Blakes work Among those were socio-economic influences the social and economic environment around him The French Revolution sparked an interest in Blake that may have influenced his writing He was known as a Jacobin a British sympathizer for the French rebels long after most English advocates had deserted the Revolution Blake was also involved in the rebellion known as the Gordon Riots led by Lord George Gordon who opposed Catholic emancipation The Church became an immense source of Blakes angst toward society and it showed in his writingWilliam Blake was known to have been very critical of conventional Christianity He was brought up in a Swedenborgian family one that believed in the teachings of Emmanuel Swedenborg a highly respected Swedish scientist and philosopher of the 18th Century However he spent much of his life studying religion and came to the conclusion that there is no natural religion and that all religions are one Va Union 1 Both ideas have works of Blake titled after themBlake gained many of his religious beliefs through his studies of Gnosticism and Druidism From discussions of Gnosticism he identified the Supreme Creative God different from multiple other gods He also classified Adam as well
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA