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Monday, August 22, 2016

Relate The Background Of William Blake To The Schoolboy

This article is to discuss the relationship that exists between the background of William Blake and the poem titled "The Schoolboy".
The Schoolboy is a poem that criticizes the classroom system of learning with the believe that pedagogical fulfillment is embedded in nature. In such idea lies the irony of the poem because it's widely believed that being well educated within the four walls of the school is fulfillment. The juvenile reasoning of the schoolboy made him feel so maltreated by his parents.
The formal classroom resentment of the poem speaker "The Schoolboy" also reflected in the background of the poet. William Blake is child of art. He was bound by art of nature and divine art. Whether or not Blake lived a wealthy life is a story for another day but his name has stood a test of time in the history of literature worldwide. William Blake had a very humble background born 28th November 1757. He mastered printing, poetry and painting with few evidence in existence till day. According to Wikipedia, "It was recorded that little Blake only read the subjects that interested to the extent that when William Blake was ten, his parents knew enough of his headstrong temperament that he was not sent to school but instead enrolled in drawing classes at Pars's drawing school in the Strand." He died on 12th August of 1827.

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Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
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