Songs of Innocence and of Experience

what is critical apperication of the poem 'the divine image'?

critical apperication or critisim on the poem 'the divine image' by william black.

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"The Divine Image" is a five-stanza poem of mostly ABCB quatrains. The exceptions to this rhyme scheme are stanza 2, in which "Love" is rhymed with itself; and stanza 4, where "clime" and "divine," a word repeated from stanza 3, rhyme. Even the change in pattern to ABAB, the heroic stanza, complements the overall structure of the poem, as each variation is between two "normal" stanzas.

Blake also alludes to his message of "The Divine Image" in “The Little Black Boy” in the final stanza, where he states that “All must love the human form,/In heathen, turk, or jew.” Human beings possess the image of the invisible God because we are created in that image; this divine image is accentuated “where Mercy, Love & Pity dwell” because “there God is dwelling too.”