Friday, January 13, 2012

William Blake's " Auguries of Innocence"

Stanza:   "The wild deer, wand'ring here and there,
               Keeps the human soul from care.
               The lamd misus'd breeds public strife,
               And yet forgives the butcher's knife.

In Blake's "Auguries of Innocence" , he talks about different animals and people and the things that they do sometimes take awayothers innocence by death or hurt. In the stanza I chose he's talking about the deer being in their environment roaming around their land and humans with guns shooting with out care. Blake's use of lamb being misused as food for the public and the butcher being the one who chopped up the lamb to be sold. Blake uses metaphors to convey his meaning.
      Ex.  "wild deer, wand;ring here and there,
              keeps the human from care"
... is like saying hunters dont hesitate shooting in their game.

              "lam misu'd...........
               ...... the butcher's knife"
... is like saying the butcher chopped up the lamb to sell as food.