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The Lilly Analysis

Author: Poetry of William Blake Type: Poetry Views: 621

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Songs of Experience1789The modest Rose puts forth a thorn:

The humble Sheep. a threatning horn:

While the Lily white, shall in Love delight,

Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright


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In an earlier version, Blake wrote lustful, rather than modest. This raises questions about Blake's opinion of modesty - perhaps he sees it as a farce.

| Posted on 2015-01-15 | by a guest

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Lilys are delicate and so are roses but rose can also hurt you until the gentle lily.

| Posted on 2012-10-14 | by a guest

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The rose and sheep are both traditional symbols, hence the regular iambic rhythm in these two lines.
The lily is not, so blake uses an irregular rhythm here

| Posted on 2011-05-16 | by a guest

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The white lily is traditionally a symbol of purity and innocence. Here it is shown as putting forth none of the defences against love that the rose and even the sheep (elsewhere a symbol of innocence) regard as necessary.

| Posted on 2010-06-14 | by a guest

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rose looks lovely and symbols love but it possesses thorns, if someone tries to take it, rose will definitely hurt him. similarly innocent sheep possesses horn in the white blanket of soft wool, but lily doesnt harm anyone whether anybody tries to spoil its beauty

| Posted on 2010-05-13 | by a guest

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The rose and sheep are false love, both concealing threats, while the lily white is pure true innocent love.

| Posted on 2008-04-20 | by a guest

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