Hi Everyone!! This article will share the Songs Of Innocence – Introduction Stanza-Wise Summary.
Born on 27th November, 1757, In Soho, London, William Blake was quite artistic and he also had visions of things like angels. He published ‘Songs of Innocence’, the gentlest of his lyrics, in 1789 and was followed by ‘Songs of Experience’ – a collection of 26 poems that contain a profound expression of social injustice. In this article, I will be sharing the stanza-wise summary of the poem ‘Introduction’. In one of my previous posts, I have also shared the stanza-wise summary of the poem – The Inchcape Rock so, you can check that post as well.
Songs Of Innocence – Introduction Stanza-Wise Summary
Stanza – 1 & 2
“Piping down…………………………he wept to hear.”
The narrator who is also a piper was walking along wild valleys and happily playing songs on his pipe when he saw a child on a cloud. The laughing child told him to play a song about a lamb and the piper obeyed him unquestionably and played it. The child again asked the piper to play the song and the piper once again did that happily while the child would listen and enjoy. While enjoying the songs, the child shed tears of joy.
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Stanza – 3, 4 & 5
“Drop thy pipe…………………………..child may joy to hear”.
In the third stanza of the poem ‘Introduction’ from ‘Songs Of Innocence’, the child told the piper to drop the pipe and sing happy songs and the piper followed his instructions. He sang the same song and the child cried with joy when he heard it.
The child then requested the poet to sit down and write happy songs in a book so that all children can read and enjoy and vanished from the sight. To fulfill his request, the piper made a crude pen out of a hollow reed (natural material) and ink by staining water. This whole thing signifies the virtue of nature and the purity of being one with nature. He then wrote the happy songs so that every child can hear and enjoy.
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So, this was the Songs Of Innocence – Introduction Stanza-Wise Summary.