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In William Blakes Garden of Love published in 1794 the speaker shows that from day one of any persons life nothing remains uniform That life is always in a state of change disarray and inconsistency The speaker tries to do this by bringing you to a state of being and realization of the church nature and sentimental meaning He accomplishes this task thoroughly by using many different poetic forms such as symbolism allusions and imagery The speakers main objective is to show lives inevitable changes That life no matter how one may remember whether it be as a child adult or elder that it will not remain constant In Blakes poem Garden of Love the speaker shows this by telling of a life experience He tells of a Garden beautiful and pure That so many sweet flowers bore 8 and how it was a place of sanctuary for him in his youth This allusion of his Garden of Love is that of Edenic imagery He see his garden as a place of peace where nature God and him are one such as the Garden of Eden By using this imagery he shows that even from day one of human existence that things evolve and mutate That through individuals actions of what they think may be virtuous and moral may indeed be an act of devastation and destruction As a result the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Love became extinct and untouchable for all The speaker portrays this by stating And binding with briars my joys and desires 12 The speaker feels that the equilibrium which existed between them and all that lived in the garden became nothing but a memory A retrospection of the way life used to be a taboo feeling that used to breathe freely through their veinsHe continues his story by telling of his expedition back to his garden later in life only to find out that his Garden
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