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List of Poems by William Blake

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List of popular poetry by William Blake, listed alphabetically. William Blake is one of the most famous poets of all time, having written hundreds of poems that have been enjoyed by people all over the world. William Blake is known for various types of poetry, such as prose, limerick, haiku and various other types. If you're an aspiring poet or just a poetry lover than use this list of popular William Blake poems to find a few that you've never read before.

This list answers the question, "What are William Blake's most famous poems?"
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    And did those feet in ancient time

    William Blake
    "And did those feet in ancient time" is a short poem by William Blake from the preface to his epic Milton a Poem, one of a collection of writings known as the Prophetic Books. The date of 1804 on the...  more
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    Holy Thursday

    William Blake
    Holy Thursday is a poem by William Blake, from his 1789 book of poems Songs of Innocence. The poem depicts a ceremony held on Ascension Day, which in England was then called Holy Thursday, a name now...  more
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    Holy Thursday

    William Blake
    "Holy Thursday" is a poem by William Blake, first published in Songs of Innocence and Experience in 1794. This poem, unlike its companion poem in "Songs of Innocence" (1789), focuses more on society...  more
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    Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion

    William Blake
    Jerusalem, subtitled The Emanation of the Giant Albion, was the last, longest and greatest in scope of the prophetic books written and illustrated by the English poet, artist and engraver William...  more
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    London

    William Blake
    London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. London may also refer to:...  more
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    Milton: a Poem

    William Blake
    Milton is an epic poem by William Blake, written and illustrated between 1804 and 1810. Its hero is John Milton, who returns from Heaven and unites with Blake to explore the relationship between...  more
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    Never seek to tell thy love

    William Blake
    Never pain to tell the love is a poem by William Blake. Never pain to tell the love, Love that never told can be; For the gentle wind does move Silently, invisibly. I told my love, I told my love, I...  more
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    Nurse's Song

    William Blake
    Nurse's Song is the name of two related poems by William Blake, published in Songs of Innocence in 1789 and Songs of Experience in 1794. The poem in Songs of Innocence tells the tale of a Nurse who,...  more
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    Songs of Experience

    William Blake
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    Songs of Innocence

    William Blake
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    The Blossom

    William Blake
    "The Blossom" is a poem by William Blake, published in Songs of Innocence in 1789....  more
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    The Book of Thel

    William Blake
    The Book of Thel is a poem by William Blake, dated 1789 and probably composed in the period 1788 to 1790. It is illustrated by his own plates, and compared to his later prophetic books is relatively...  more
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    The Chimney Sweeper

    William Blake
    "The Chimney Sweeper" is the title of two poems by William Blake, published in Songs of Innocence in 1789 and Songs of Experience in 1794. The poem "The Chimney Sweeper" is set against the dark...  more
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    The Echoing Green

    William Blake
    The Echoing Green is a poem by William Blake published in Songs of Innocence in 1789. The poem talks about merry sounds and images which accompany the children playing outdoors. Then, an old man...  more
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    The French Revolution

    William Blake
    The French Revolution is a poem written by William Blake in 1791. It was intended to be seven books in length, but only one book survives. In that book, Blake describes the problems of the French...  more
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    The Garden of Love

    William Blake
    "The Garden of Love" is a poem by the romantic poet William Blake. It was published as part of his collection, Songs of Experience. "The Garden of Love" is written to express Blake's beliefs on the...  more
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    The Lamb

    William Blake
    "The Lamb" is a poem by William Blake, published in Songs of Innocence in 1789. "The Lamb" is the counterpart poem to Blake's poem: "The Tyger" in Songs of Experience. Blake wrote Songs of Innocence...  more
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    The Little Black Boy

    William Blake
    "The Little Black Boy" is a poem by William Blake included in Songs of Innocence in 1789. It was published during a time when slavery was still legal and the campaign for the abolition of slavery was...  more
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    The Sick Rose

    William Blake
    "The Sick Rose" is a poem by William Blake. The first publication was in 1794, when it was included in his collection titled Songs of Experience as the 39th plate. The incipit of the poem is O Rose...  more
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    The Tyger

    William Blake
    "The Tyger" is a poem by the English poet William Blake published in 1794 as part of the Songs of Experience collection. Literary critic Alfred Kazin calls it "the most famous of his poems," and The...  more
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    Tiriel

    William Blake
    Tiriel is a narrative poem by William Blake, written c.1789. Considered the first of his prophetic books, it is also the first poem in which Blake used free septenaries, which he would go on to use...  more
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    Visions of the Daughters of Albion

    William Blake
    Visions of the Daughters of Albion is a 1793 poem by William Blake, produced as a book with his own illustrations. It is a short and early example of his prophetic books, and a sequel of sorts to The...  more