Analysis Of There Is No Natural Religion By William Blake

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For these readings I think I can classify them into two different categories as far as themes go. The first section from page 169-176 talked a lot about religion and how people viewed religion. In this selection William Blake explained though his poem There Is No Natural Religion (parts a and b) what he considers religion and how he feels religion must have come to be. He also explains in this poem how he feels there must be a divine entity to give humans complex thoughts because he argues that these thoughts could not just have come from nothing. In the second section of readings, page 178-203, there are poems that all can from William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. These poems mostly revolve around children and the their perceptions of the world. In In Songs of …show more content…
An Example of this would be The Chimney Sweeper because it is a child talking about how he sweeps chimneys and how another boy like him uses God as a escape from the harsh world of chimney sweeping he comes from.

Looking back over the years, I've always said that poetry is my least favorite literature to read, write, or even talk about in general but I think I’m starting to warm up to it, especially thanks to these poems. To me most, if not all, of these poems were used to point out flaws in humanity at that time as well as to start philosophical conversation. In terms of philosophy, I felt that the first section of readings including There Is No Natural Religion (parts a and b) brought up some really interesting questions that I hope we touch on in class. When it started talking about how there must be some divin source (Poetic Genius) out there to give humans these complex thoughts It blew my mind. On another note, I really enjoyed how many of the poems from the Songs of Innocence where told from the viewpoint of a child. To often in history we only see the bias views of adults represented so it was very refreshing to see a new point of

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