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Infant Joy Analysis



Author: poem of William Blake Type: poem Views: 92

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I have no name

I am but two days old.--

What shall I call thee?

I happy am

Joy is my name.--

Sweet joy befall thee!



Pretty joy!

Sweet joy but two days old.

Sweet joy I call thee;

Thou dost smile,

I sing the while

Sweet joy befall thee.






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i kie jwes fro dis peom . i chineesee maan so me noe speke de eenglishh. 8====D

| Posted on 2014-09-07 | by a guest


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all of you are wrong despite the fact the poem makes reference to the characteristics of a birth and the motherīs actitude its referes to something else. This poem was written down in the revolutionary period that is why he is happy, he thought that things were going to changue but it was not like that and we can see it at infant sorrow.

| Posted on 2010-06-13 | by a guest


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all of you are wrong despite the fact the poem makes reference to the characteristics of a birth and the motherīs actitude its referes to something else. This poem was written down in the revolutionary period that is why he is happy, he thought that things were going to changue but it was not like that and we can see it at infant sorrow.

| Posted on 2010-06-13 | by a guest


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We think that the speech in this poem in the first stanza is Blake himself. Obviously a 2 year old cannot talk so this is using his poetic license. The other narrative voice in the first stanza is his mother; "Sweet joy befall thee!" shows how she wants her son to have a happy life. The second stanza features another narrative voice. This voice is open to interpretation however, the accompynying picture with this poem x suggests that the third stanza is in the voice of an angel whom Blake was very close too. The poem is about the naming of the child because Blake saw religious practices such as Baptism (Confirmation of a child's name in the eye's of G-d), is a church based practice. The child having no name and only having the name "Joy" shows the freedom invovled in being nameless.

| Posted on 2010-01-29 | by a guest


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I believe that the simple structure of the poem conveys the innocent simplicity of joy which the very young embody be that they are not yet enslaved by the restrictions of the worried, thinking mind or of the adult world. By naming 'things' within our world-be it people, objects, the natural world, etc we automatically place limitations on our perception of them. A baby does not have any concept of who they are-they haven't yet had enough experiences to construct a personality or have fears or worries. They are not a name, a person, a personality, a 'thing' they are therefore peace and joy in the purest and the most innocent sense.

| Posted on 2009-05-02 | by a guest


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the poet talks aboy the happiness which the children have, and also he talks about their innocence copared to the adults

| Posted on 2009-03-11 | by a guest


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"Infant Joy" shows the reader the happiness we felt when we were little childs, when we still didn't have any kind of preoccupation: "Joy is my name."
The child is "but two days old" therefore he has no kind of job to do, neither problems nor nothing, he simply sleeps and eats (or even sings: " I sing the while"), and receives the affection of his family, who wouldn't be happy if he had that same life?
This poem makes a call to the happines and joy, despite we only see the happiness and joy of the child, we see that down his eyes, world is beautiful and joyful. That is the image William Blake tries to reflex: down the eyes of the child it's all colourful and beautiful! Obviously, the child is the portrayer of happiness to the poem.

| Posted on 2009-01-27 | by a guest


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Infant joy expresses the joy a parent recieves from a new born. The title can be expressed in many ways, new born is new joy, joy of having a infant, joy of been a infant and joy a infant brings to mother.
The simple happiness of having a child suits the simple structure,and simplistic rythme.
There is more importantly a change of person in the poem, it appears the child is speaking in lines 1,2,4 and 5. The rest of the lines are spoke by the mother. The speakers repeat "I," a few times, this suggests they are interested in themselves, athought the child is innocent. The mothers use of I's suggests she is overwhelmed and shows her happiness.
The poem is full os posotive imagery, giving the poem a happy feel.

| Posted on 2007-05-15 | by a guest




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