William Blake

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Life: he was born in London in 1757 and when he was 10 years old, his father sent him to a drawing school where he became interested to the works of Michelangelo; he started to drawn the monuments in the old churches of London, especially Westminster Abbey.
In this period he studied at the Royal Academy of arts and married Catherine Boucher, who helped him in his work as an engraver. The William Haley offered him patronage, but their relationship wasn't successful in fact Blake spent the rest of his life in poverty. He died in 1827, but after his death some critics understood his qualities.

Main Work: his works can be divided into 3 groups, but the earliest ones are the best known:

-Poetical Sketches, in which he refuses Augustan taste and is influenced by Shakespeare and Milton;

-Songs of Innocence, in which the childhood is the symbol of innocence;

-Songs of Experience, in which there is a pessimistic view of life;

-The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, in which Hell and Satan represent liberty and energy;

-The French Revolution;

-The Visions of the Daughters of Albion;

-America, that is a political work..