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Blakes songs of innocence and experience are written differently to emphasise the differences in what we find appealing at different ages The Songs of Innocence are written in a way which could be compared with nursery rhymes for their style and rhythm This is shown differently in the Songs of Experience which seem much more appealing for an older audience giving more focus on the content In this way the Songs of Innocence are much more similar to the Songs of Experience but our focus is taken away from the content and put more into the way in which it would be read In this way they abandon the cheery form by which the Innocence poems are written regardless of their content and give a much more sombre effect In the Songs of Innocence Blake often uses exclamations to emphasise a happy and joking atmosphere as opposed to an exclamation of anger These give the impression that the subjects Blake was writing about are being portrayed in a child-like manner with laughter and sadness mixed This is shown in all the Songs of Innocence with the exception of The Echoing Green Little Boy Found The Divine Image and Night The other 15 poems in this collection all contain at least one exclamation mark and therefore contain a much lighter tone This is proved several times in each poem However often the exclamation mark induces naivety and innocence because it is used as a plea This is shown in Little Boy Lost Father father where are you going Father father where are you going Oh do not walk so fast Because this is written in a basic way this has been used in Songs of Innocence Had it been written in a more insightful fashion this poem could have been used in the Songs of Experience due to its content The same poem title Little Boy Lost Nought loves another as itself is also
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