The clod and the pebble of blake states that love, like self, is the most and least selfish thing on earth, or away from earth the clod stands for that in us which wishes to be annulled by the tramplings and piercings of the world the pebble for that which wishes to resist in hardness, unyieldingness, defiant rotundity and elliptical autonomy. the clod & the pebble william blake uses the representation of clod and pebbles to symbolise types of lovers in a relationship he creates a metaphor of two items that are found in similar places to link the two items together and also to link them to different types of people the first verse is from the point of view of the clod. Both clod and pebble experience loss the pebble rejoices in the loss of others, while the clod rejoices in its own loss of ease even the clod's heaven is built on the despair of hell, thus taking from another in order to increase. The clod and the pebble is a poem that blake wrote to show the stark contrast between two very different personalities this poem exemplifies blake's usage of dialectic opposites, the extremes of two sides, but specifically in the same poem the clod and the pebble have extremely contrasting views.
What is it when a woman sleeps, her head bright in your lap, in your hands, her breath easy now as though it had never been anything else, and you know she is dreaming, her eyelids jerk, but she is not troubled, it is a dream that does not include you, but you are not. 2,106 followers, 1,145 following, 696 posts - see instagram photos and videos from christopher viviani (@clodandpebble. The clod and the pebble essay examples 3 total results a description of the opposing view of love in william blake's the clod and the pebble 685 words 2 pages. Thank you for everyone that came by the bowhouse in fife this weekend it was such a great weekend and was super busy, i'm a bit exhausted from it but need to pop back to the studio today to get some things finished.
Only the clod and the pebble are present the third character is love the first line and second line are coordinated but in the third line we have got a different succession because of the word but that means that there is a conflict. Mediocre faux animation for a poetry/art assignment i've never done any animation previously in my life so it makes me happy nonetheless how many things just may be wrong with it poem: william. The clod and the pebble by william blake for igcse literature 0486 (cie) from songs of ourselves volume 2 contents 3 igcse style questions for practice. Clod definition, a lump or mass, especially of earth or clay see more.
How does william blake's 'the clod and the pebble', portray realistic ideas of our societyblake's poem the clod and the pebble uses powerful imagery to portray opposing ideas of lovethe clod which is soft and flexible and the pebble which is hard serve as mouthpieces for the opposing conceptions. Blake's poem explores the nature of love through the views of a personified lump of clay and pebble their views present love in diametrically opposed ways: with the clay believing love to be about selflessness, while the pebble considers love to be selfish. The clod and the pebble is the exemplification of blake's statement at the beginning of songs of innocence and of experience that it is the definition of the contrary states of the human soul it shows two contrary types of love. The clod and the pebble are opposites that attract, making this a typical yet original masterpiece the two bounce off each other as the pebble is a hard, smooth and petit object, as where the clod is soft, squwigy substance that is maluable. The latest tweets from clod and pebble (@clod_and_pebble) artisan handmade wood and ceramic ware ethically sourced and made with care in craigie, ayshire instagram: clodandpebble.
The clod's love appears to have no pleasure to accompany it, other than the awareness of 'building heaven' and its ability to 'sing' having the views of the pebble placed after those of the clod also gives weight to the latter argument. The clod of clay is frail and susceptible to destruction or (as a discourse on love) to deconstruction the pebble less so and as discourse on love it does not merely beg to disagree with the clod of clay but challenges the very idea of love as entirely other centred. Clod & pebble is the home to beautiful artisan wood and ceramic ware christopher viviani carefully creates small batch pieces from his pottery and woodwork shop in ayrshire. The pebble does, indeed, seem better off than the clod, even though its view may be repellent they may agree with the clod's sentiment but feel unable to embrace its fate what questions does this produce in the reader's mind. This is an annotated version of the poem, with interactive elements included to really bring the poem alive during your revision use this to assist rather than replace your revision, year 11.
Read the poem, the clod and the pebble aloud to the students provide each with a handout of the poem so they can see the words as you read it discuss how blake presents contrasting views of love, using a metaphor to compare it to a clod and a pebble. The clod and the pebble by william blake explores love by personifying two elements of nature this poem written during the romantic age, an era famous for being obsessed with nature,which is probably why two interpretations of love have been personified by two elements of nature. How does blake explore the theme of love in his poem 'the clod and the pebble' ans blake explores the complexities of love and its nature through the eyes of two lovers, personified namely, as a 'clod of clay' and a weathered pebble of a 'brook', assisted by various metaphorical allusions throughout the course of. Clod and the pebble - notes some notes which analyse the key elements of blake's poem 'the clod and the pebble' introduction william blakes songs of experience were written to answer the songs of innocence, and many poems of innocence can be matched to their response from the perspective of experience.
The poem the clod and the pebble from william blake's songs of innocence and experience (which you can read online) is just three verses long and compares two different descriptions of love, attributed to a clod of clay and a pebble respectively the clod says. Notice that the smooth-bodied pebble, having a clearly relatively easier life than the betrodden clod, is pessimistic towards love his love is a selfish love, love for one's own means only, a love which he, in his comfortable lifestlye, would have long been a part of.