Songs of Innocence and of Experience

What are the social, political and religious problem that Blake has addressed in "Songs of innocence and experience"

When Blake write the poetry, what are the symbols of innocence and experience, and thus detail information on social, political and religious problem that Blake has focused.

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The two poems which show the most constant contrast in religious experience are "The Tiger" and "The Lamb." The question posed in "The Tiger" focuses on the fearsome power of God and whether or not "Did he who made the lamb make thee?" "The Lamb" follows a similar pattern, noting that the lamb is symbolic of Christ and his saving power, his gentleness, and the fact that like lambs, we are all God's children. Some poems such as "A Poison Tree" focuses on the emotions that we have and the ways in which they can be developed into hatred or negative emotions.

in "Chimney Sweeper" Blake challenges the child slavery. Remember that often the opposite Blake said to give strength to his discourses: "Have He'd God for His father & never want joy."

http://www.lezarts.info/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=137

in "London" Blake openly challenging the authority and its decrees: "each charter'd street", the war: "And the hapless Soldiers sigh," even marriage :"... And blight with plagues the Marriage hearse. "

http://www.lezarts.info/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=132

Each poem contains Blake's critique of the social, religion and authority of the time.

(sorry for English, I am only a little French!)

I'd like to know what you think of my work on Blake.

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"Prison are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of religion"

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