Day 4

Songs of Innocence and of Experience Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    In "The Little Girl Lost," how do the poem's framing and setting allow Blake to take a unique approach to commenting on the world around him?

    In "The Little Girl Lost," Blake uses the context of the little girl's dream to explore wilderness and biblical imagery in order to make a point about innocence and the state of the fallen world. The first two stanzas frame a prophetic vision, reflecting the speaker's perspectives about the reconciliation of the world with God. Because the poem is framed in the context of a dream, the speaker is able to explore feelings, experiences, and ideas that reside within the subconscious mind of the girl...

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