Unformatted text preview: instructions. Work Analyzed: “The Little Black Boy” Thesis: The piece, The Little Black Boy, by William Blake represents the romantic time period of literature through his use of nature imagery, idealization and supernatural elements. Summary: William Blake’s poem, “The Little Black Boy”, uses nature imagery in almost every stanza. The use of nature imagery is a classic trait of Romantic literature. His poem is idealized in its portrayal of the relationship between the mother and son, and the little black boy and little white boy. The poem also has supernatural elements discussing an idea of heaven, and God. Idealization and discussion of the supernatural is common in Romantic era literature....
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- Spring '12