4.10.08 Final Draft of Essay III

4.10.08 Final Draft of Essay III - Willis Thai EN2114 Love...

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Willis Thai EN2114 Love and Hate 4/9/08 In both of William Blake’s “The Clod and the Pebble” and “The Garden of Love”, there is a transition from one object to another object which is completely opposite. The difference is that in “The Clod and the Pebble” the transition is sudden whereas in “The Garden of Love” there is a gradual transition. There is also a mention of love in both poems; however in “The Clod and the Pebble” there is no conclusion to the talk about love. “The Clod and the Pebble” starts off with a clod of clay singing about love. The clod describes love in a positive sense, saying “Love seeketh not Iteslf to please, Nor for itself hath any care; But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell’s Despair.” The clod says that love only seeks to please others and tries to pull out the good things from bad things. When going to the second stanza, we discover that the clod of clay has actually been “Trodden with the cattle’s feet”, giving the sense that its life is not that good. The turning point of “The Clod and the Pebble” occurs in the middle of the second
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2008 for the course EN 2114 taught by Professor Gallagher during the Spring '07 term at NYU Poly.

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4.10.08 Final Draft of Essay III - Willis Thai EN2114 Love...

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