That is the human form of divine. Through the use of the poetic device, metaphor the author William Blake has skillfully provided the reader with an image of what is occurring throughout the poem. The human heart is not soft and tender but a consuming mouth, like that of a beast. Commentary This is an additional poem, added to the collection around 1804, after its first publication. In the second stanza, Blake attacks the remaining two virtues, peace and love. A man who possesses the divine virtues is no less than God. Blake here has given God a physical form which isn't possible at all.
Blake creates a world of brotherhood, acceptance and the sense of community spirit among mankind in the third stanza. All people should respect the virtues of delight, no matter of the culture or religion they practice. He may be critising the church of the time, but it is only his opinion he is trying to put across. Within the songs, many are obviously, and some less obviously, paired. Blake was baptised at St James's Church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, Piccadilly, London. Blake doesn't even mention Jesus Christ in this poem, or any allusion to him. Posted on 2010-01-10 by a guest.
Humanity is, therefore, not soft and tender. For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress. In the following example below, repetiton has been used to enhance the quality of the writing and further perfect the piece. Mercy has a kind human heart, pity a human face, love is the human form and peace is the human dress. In this poem see Wikisource below Blake pictures his view of an ideal world in which the four traditionally Christian virtues—, , and —are found in the human's heart and stand for God's support and comfort. Earnest but simplistic: He was very serious on the topic of the divine image of humans and god. Author's Purpose Classicism or Romanticism? Similarly, abstract qualities like Peace and Love exist , becoming the divine form and body of man and resembling God's substantial virtues.
We pray God to these qualities when we are in distress. The stanza emits an impression of family involving the whole world. Man can never be same or like God Almighty in qualities or anything else. The poem deals with emotional powers of conventional christian faith and innocent belief in supreme,benevolent and protective God. Blake illustrates how these elements can be found in both the human form and the divine God. Beginning with abstract qualities the four virtues of Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love , the poem makes these abstractions the object of human prayer and piety.
In the last stanza, the most frightening point is made; the Tree of Mystery grows inside the human mind. In the following example below, metaphor has been used to enhance the quality of the writing and further perfect the piece. It is from the heart of human beings that cruelty comes. Explain how Blake uses imagery, form and language in these poems, and what their content reveals about the times in which they were written and Blake's beliefs. It is strong like iron. The personified figures of Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love are listed as four virtues of delight.
The emotion, tension, or conflict in this poem is about the writer arguing against restrictive organized religions and for spirituality, without mocking and without a sceptical tone. In heathen, Turk or jew, Where Mercy, Love and Pity dwell, There God is dwelling too. The simple vocabulary and short lines, as well as the lilting rhythm give the poem a hymn like quality, which resonates the spiritual content of the piece. There is also the seriousness in the theorizing of the idea, though it is done in so simple words that make us miss its seriousness. The roots of the tree are Humility, the leaves are Mystery, and the fruit is Deceit.
The poem does not explicilty notion christ,but the four virtues that Blake assigns alternately to man and God are conventionally associated with Jesus. His image is vast and it's impossible for the human mind to absorb its magnificence. This is meant to say that if the bad did not exist in the word then there would be no good. But the idea is still slightly unorthodox, suggesting as it does that we pray to these abstract virtues because they are God, rather than praying to God because he has these sympathetic qualities. Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell, There God is dwelling too. Posted on 2007-05-12 by a guest.
The human heart its hungry gorge. This is what we find in the underlying patterns of all mythologies of the world, including the myth of the Bible, the Vedas, the Quran, and all other myths of the world. Then every man of every clime, That prays in his distress, Prays to the human form divine Love Mercy Pity Peace,And all must love the human form. Blake in this poem has tried to adduce an idea that God is the essence of all virtues. Posted on 2007-05-12 by a guest. The poem and illustration leave the reader with a realization of the true, barbaric intentions of the Church, and a shared desire with Blake to revolt against them. For Mercy has a human heart Pity, a human face: And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.