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Infant Joy Analysis



Author: Poetry of William Blake Type: Poetry Views: 2341







"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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it is poem from the mothers point of view. she has begun a new life as she has just given birth. her child is living in a horrible society and only hopes it will have \"joy\". she sings while he is happy, suggesting that it will only last a short while.

| Posted on 2012-05-21 | by a guest


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The narrator of this poem is obviously beside himself with grief. This is illustrated by his heartrending repetition of the word joy. Me thinks he doth protest too much. Child mortality in the eighteenth century was such that no child had realistic expectations of surviving his first five years. Here the poet William Black says farewell to his little son Henry in what is surely one of the most moving and touching funeral poems of the last 2000 years.

| Posted on 2012-04-16 | by a guest


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I believe that this poem is symbolic of the relationship between Finn Hudson and Rachel Berry, with deep links to Quinn\'s baby and Kurt\'s struggle with bullying.

| Posted on 2011-06-14 | by a guest


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Like all of the Songs of Innocence, this one has the shadow of Experience within it. \"Sweet Joy befall thee\": this isn\'t just hope, it\'s a longing for the child to experience joy, with the unspoken knowledge that other emotions too will \"befall\" the child. It\'s the human condition. But in this infant state, the child is still nameless, still pure potential.

| Posted on 2011-01-25 | by a guest


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I believe that this is not a poem that expresses the love between a mother and her infant, but instead Blake\'s longing for a child. Blake and his wife never had children and had a rough relationship, in that, I believe Blake created this poem out of sorrow.

| Posted on 2010-08-30 | by a guest


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This poem is a very joyous poem. It shows the great love and compassion that mothers feel when around rgeir babies. It is a very different poem to blakes Infant Sorrow.

| Posted on 2010-08-14 | by a guest


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Infant joy is a mere explaination of the relationship between a mother and her child shortly after birth.
the repetition of JOY! emphasis' a mothers excitement.
This poem contrasts what comes later with experience, but emphasis' the innocence of a new born.

| Posted on 2010-06-17 | by a guest


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Infant Joy by William Blake Analysis:
I think the poem is about the love between a two day old baby and it’s mother I know the baby is two days old because in paragraph one it’s says “I am but two days old.” I think it is also about the mother trying to give her newborn a name as it says in paragraph one again “I have no name;” but two lines under that it says “what shall I call thee?” so I think it is about the mother trying to give the baby a name.
Throughout the poem it has a vibe of happiness and joy not just because it mentions the words happy and joy throughout it, it just has a very happy Feeling, vibe. In paragraph two it says “Joy is my name. Sweet Joy befall thee!” at this point in the poem I think the mother of the newborn baby finally names the baby Joy. I think the mother named the baby Joy because of the Joy and happiness between the mother and her baby and their new relationship together and the love they now share.
In the last paragraph it is just about the mother saying how sweet and pretty her baby is as it says “Pretty joy! Sweet joy, but two days old. Sweet Joy I call thee:” I also think it is an insight into the way some mothers feel when bonding with their infant.

| Posted on 2010-03-24 | by a guest


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Infant Joy radiates happiness and love. It is an expression of the elation and wonder felt at the birth of a tiny babe. The scene is one of tranquillity—a mother gently cradling her child at her breast. Both the mother and babe are given a voice. The mother addresses her tiny infant, only thoughts of tenderness and love consuming her. She revels in the joy of her motherhood. Her precious infant is embracing his new life and surroundings, proclaiming to the world his arrival of only two days before. The tone is one of hope mingled with a glowing, radiant

| Posted on 2009-01-07 | by a guest


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Infant Joy radiates happiness and love. It is an expression of the elation and wonder felt at the birth of a tiny babe. The scene is one of tranquillity—a mother gently cradling her child at her breast. Both the mother and babe are given a voice. The mother addresses her tiny infant, only thoughts of tenderness and love consuming her. She revels in the joy of her motherhood. Her precious infant is embracing his new life and surroundings, proclaiming to the world his arrival of only two days before. The tone is one of hope mingled with a glowing, radiant

| Posted on 2009-01-07 | by a guest


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A short poem, showing the reader a joyful scene of innocence.
The world of experience is not present in this poem while the infant and parent are in a state of infinite happyness - a possible hint that innocence and joy/peace/happyness go hand in hand by Blake.

| Posted on 2008-05-19 | by a guest




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