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Examine one or two poems of Blake or Wordsworth from each of the critical perspectives The Angel I Dreamt a Dream What can it mean And that I was a maiden Queen Guarded by an Angel mild Witless woe was neer beguild And I wept both night and day And he wipd my tears away And I wept both day and night And hid from him my hearts delight So he took his wings and fled 10 Then the morn blushd rosy red I dried my tears armd my fears With ten thousand shields and spears Soon my Angel came again I was armd he came in vain For the time of youth was fled And grey hairs were on my head The Angel by William Blake a poem from his collection Songs of Experience This essay looks at Blakes poem from several different critical perspectives through the eyes of the actual reader a structuralist and a deconstructionist The reader gives insight into the poems structure as well as its meanings A structuralist on the other hand sees a poem as a product of society and searches for different concepts that seem to underlie the poem Whereas the deconstructionist reveals most about the actual text of the poem as he finds it to be a product of language A deconstructionists view is also that language is the product of experience Blakes The Angel is divided into four
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