Sub Topics: William Blake's “O Rose Thou art Sick” or “The Sick Rose” can store with bits of philosophy on life, which explore darker side of life
Key Words: philosophy on life, Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, Two Contrary States of the Human Soul, Industrial Revolution, religion, education.
Blake's readers are more open to the influence of big ideas. Blake’s poetry can store with bits of philosophy on life, which will act as safeguards long after Blake are forgotten. O Rose thou art sick or The Sick Rose has many valuable ideas to contemplate. In fact, in 1794 Blake published a companion to the Songs of Innocence called the Songs of Experience, which contains The Sick Rose. The Songs of Experience were never published without their counterpart, and the entire volume was called the Songs of Innocence and Experience: Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul. The title couldn't be more descriptive. In general, the Songs of Innocence tend to be, well, more innocent, benign, and childish, whereas the Songs of Experience explore darker, more sinister themes associated with the Industrial Revolution, religion, and education.