Here is the William Blake PoetryThe school boy” taken from Songs of Experience

William Blake Poetry

Reference to the context

These lines have been taken from the poem “The school boy” written by “William Blake”. In this poem the poet describes the feelings of a school boy.

Explanation

In these lines the poet describes the sentiments of a school boy. He wants to get up early in the summer morning.  When the birds are singing sweet song on the green trees. A hunter winds his horn from a long distance. At the same time the skylark sing song of the morning with him. It is really a sweet company

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Paraphrase

I like to get up early in the summer morning.  When the birds are sing on every tree. A far hunter is to wind his horn. The skylark is to sing with me. This is a sweet company.

William Blake Poetry

Reference to the context

These lines have been taken from the poem “The school boy” written by “William Blake”. In this poem the poet describes the feelings of a school boy.

Explanation

In these lines the poet says that the school boy becomes sad as he has to go to school because it snatches all the joy of the beautiful summer morning. The little boy spends the whole day under the strict observation of his teachers. So he feels distress and sadness.

Paraphrase

But to going to school in summer morning deprives all the pleasures. Along with other children’s, I spend the day under strict vigilance of teachers while sighing and distress.

William Blake Poetry

Reference to the context

These lines have been taken from the poem “The school boy” written by “William Blake”. In this poem the poet describes the feelings of a school boy.

Explanation

In these lines the poet says that the school boy has to often it exhausted for many hours of the day. He does not feel any pleasure while studying his books. He does not feel any comfort while learning under a shady shelter. This thing makes him tired and lifeless.

Paraphrase

I sit exhausted most of the hours of the day. I cannot find pleasure in my books. Nor learning under the shady shelter provides comfort to me. I feel  tired while passing through these depressing moments.

William Blake Poetry

Reference to the context

These lines have been taken from the poem “The school boy” written by “William Blake”. In this poem the poet describes the feelings of a school boy.

Explanation

In these lines the poet compares the boy with caged bird. He says that a bird which is born for free flights and to enjoy the beauties of life. How can the bird sing if he is kept in a cage? Similarly a child cannot enjoy the beauties of his youth if his freedom is snatched. He is deprived of enjoying has youthful spring.

Paraphrase

It is not possible for a bird that is born for pleasure to be in cage sing happily. So it is also not possible for a child who is in fear and trouble can forget his youthful spring.

William Blake Poetry

 

Reference to the context

These lines have been taken from the poem “The school boy” written by “William Blake”. In this poem the poet describes the feelings of a school boy.

Explanation

In these lines the poet tells that the boy asks some question from their parents. And he says that if the blooming flowers and the growing branches are cut away. Or when the young plants are deprived of their green leaves. Then how can they enjoy the pleasure of spring time. They will feel, sorrow, fear and distress.

Paraphrase

O’ my father and mother if blooming flowers are bitten off. If the green leaves are removed from the young plants. How they will enjoy their spring season. They will only feel sorrow and fear.

 

 

William Blake Poetry

Reference to the context

These lines have been taken from the poem “The school boy” written by “William Blake”. In this poem the poet describes the feelings of a school boy.

Explanation

In these lines the poet says how the summer can prove itself joyful. Just like the final period of human life when there is no moment to enjoy life. The summer cannot bear fruits and we cannot recover the destroyed part of life at the final stage of life. He says there is no use to larnent over the past. How can we bless the ripening year when the symbol of death appears?

Paraphrase

It is not possible for summer to prove it joyful. How the summer can bear fruits. The joy destroyed by grief and sorrow cannot be recovered. Can we bless the maturing year?  When a suddenly strong wind of winters appear.