Essay about William Blake and His Work

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In the 1920's is when Blake's work become celebrated for his visionary work. He portrayed it by using his artistry in with the words of his poems. He painted and etched the exquisite illustrations, but also engraved them using the intaglio engraving method known of the time. Blake's engraving offered "the link with commerce." which endeavored his work to be accessible to his audiences. Not only did the engraving help show his poems through imagery and be easier seen through visionary but the engraving set the mood, time, and settings for all of his poems. Romanticism is a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late
18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the person.
Rousseau's writing uses his personal point of view through his autobiography in
Confessions to explain his belief that no matter what frailties and failures he has shown in himself, he believes all human beings are simply good and honest. An element of Romanticism is sensory experiences, this is conveyed through
Rousseau's writing when he says "I know my heart and have studied mankind" meaning he has experienced life through watching mankind develope. Romantic ideas are about the self importance and nature through the context of writing. This element is conveyed when Rousseau says "I at least claim originality, and whether
Nature did wisely in breaking the mould with which she formed me." is him saying that being original is important