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William Blake


Some describe William Blake as pre-romantic.
  British poet and painter highly regarded today for his expressiveness and creativity (1757-1827)
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  • Some describe William Blake as pre-romantic.
  • You’ve heard of William Blake?
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • From William Blake to Lady Gaga, from Rousseau to Rumi to Tosca to Mister Rogers, it’s a curiously uniform message, accepted from high to low: when in doubt, what to do?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • That’s where I came to eight lines by William Blake that she’d underlined, some words twice.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees

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  • So was William Blake, Rosewater’s favorite poet, according to Trout.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Even the iconoclastic poet William Blake hinted that we should read between the lines.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • -William Blake, Enion’s Second Lament from Vala, or the Four Zoos In books hatred is often described as hot, but at Capricorn’s festivities Meggie discovered it was cold — an ice-cold hand that stops the heart and presses it like a clenched fist against the ribs.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • And in the end you could not tell Anne Stanton from Lois Seager, for they were alike, and though the mad poet William Blake wrote a poem to tell the Adversary who is Prince of This World that He could not ever change Kate into Nan, the mad poet was quite wrong, for anybody can change Kate into Nan, or if indeed the Prince couldn’t change Kate into Nan it was only because Kate and Nan were exactly alike to begin with and were, in fact, the same with only the illusory difference of name,…
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • And in the end, our French teacher, Mademoiselle LeFarge, reads a poem from William Blake.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "William Blake," and "John Milton."
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel

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  • William Blake.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • In celebration of Zoey Redbird, and her new vision for the Dark Daughters, I am honored to open her first ritual as your Head Prefect and High Priestess trainee with a classic poem about joy being newly born that was written by my namesake, the vampyre poet William Blake:’ Loren looked back at me and mouthed, You’re on!
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • And that is why our scriptures and other art works, when they deal with love, turn from honest attempts at science in physics to romantic nonsense, erotic ecstasy, or the stern asceticism of satiety ("the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom" said William Blake; for "you never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough").
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • WILLIAM BLAKE.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • WILLIAM BLAKE: Songs of Innocence.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • William Blake again.
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  • William Blake.
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  • And I’ve told him about William Blake.
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  • "And where would William Blake fit in?" said Mina.
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  • You might know about William Blake but you know nothing about what ordinary people do.
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  • And about William Blake.
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  • My mother was William Blake’s rose.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • William Blake.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The kind of thing William Blake saw.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • "William Blake used to faint sometimes," said Mina.
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  • She started singing her William Blake song.
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  • We read William Blake and we wrote stories about adventures in old houses and journeys to far-off imaginary places.
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  • William Blake?
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  • Goethe’s Faust and Mozart’s Don Juan were the last words of the XVIII century on the subject; and by the time the polite critics of the XIX century, ignoring William Blake as superficially as the XVIII had ignored Hogarth or the XVII Bunyan, had got past the Dickens-Macaulay Dumas-Guizot stage and the Stendhal-Meredith-Turgenieff stage, and were confronted with philosophic fiction by such pens as Ibsen’s and Tolstoy’s, Don Juan had changed his sex and become Dona Juana, breaking out of…
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
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Associated words [difficulty]:   William Blake [7] , John Keats [4] , Alexander Pope [7] , Dylan Thomas [7] , Percy Bysshe Shelley [7] , Lord Byron [8] , Matthew Arnold [8] , Robert Browning [8] , Tennyson [8] , Elizabeth Barrett Browning [9] , William Wordsworth [9]
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