Songs of Innocence and Experience by Blake

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Which one of the following is a major negative force in Blake's Songs of Experience?

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1. In Songs of Innocence's The Little Black Boy, why does the boy have dark skin?

2. What are the poems in Blake's Songs of Innocence mostly about?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Long before Songs of Innocence was a U2 album, it was a collection of poems by William Blake, that would become the first part of a collection called Songs of Innocence and Experience. In this quiz, you will attempt to recall the history and themes of Blake's poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on Blake's collection of poetry will test your knowledge of:

  • Negative forces in Songs of Experience
  • Descriptions used in specific poems
  • Contrasting figures in Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most relevant information from the lesson on Songs of Innocence and Experience
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about key poems, such as 'The Little Black Boy'
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer questions about the tiger in the poem, 'The Tyger'

Additional Learning

More on this topic can be found in the lesson Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake, including:

  • Differences in tone between the first and second book
  • Major themes found throughout Blake's poetry
  • Analysis of select poems from the collection
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