Definition of Songs of Innocence and of Experience from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Songs of Innocence and of Experience

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a collection of poems (1794) by William Blake. He had published a group of poems in 1789 called Songs of Innocence, expressing the idea that God's love and sympathy is in everything on earth. Five years later he added the Songs of Experience to the collection. The new poems express the power of evil as well as the power of love, and include some of Blake’s most famous poems, including The Tyger.