William Blakes's Relevance to the Modern World

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William Blake’s Relevance to the Modern World William Blake’s Relevance to the Modern World William Blake, who lived in the latter half of the eighteenth century and the early part of the nineteenth, was a profoundly stirring poet who was, in large part, responsible for bringing about the Romantic movement in poetry; was able to achieve "remarkable results with the simplest means"; and was one of several poets of the time who restored "…

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…of direct experience with God, had captured the minds of the more intelligent people of the West; we live in an age of doubt, searching, rejection of traditional dogmatic religion, and science with no mystical experience. Certainly Blake's vision of a personal mythology actualizing an individual, revealed religion can offer as much to our society as it did to Blake's. However, whether Blake's offering will save our television-oriented, fast-food, pop-culture society is another question altogether.