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" I have no name; I am but two days old." What shall I call thee? "I happy am, Joy is my name." Sweet joy befall thee! Pretty joy! Sweet joy but two days old. "
Recitations for infant schools - Página 37
por Wilhelmina Lydia Rooper - 1884
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Blake: Selected Poems

William Blake - 1996 - 168 páginas
...ambiguity of the word 'joy'? In what way might this poem suggest that innocence is a perilous condition? 'I have no name, I am but two days old/ What shall I call thee? 'I happy am, 5 Joy is my name.' Sweet joy befall thee! Pretty joy! Sweet joy but two days old, Sweet joy I call...
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Blake's Nostos: Fragmentation and Nondualism in The Four Zoas

Kathryn S. Freeman - 1997 - 208 páginas
...questions. Blake addresses the problem of naming most subtly in "Infant Joy," a song of innocence: I have no name I am but two days old. — What shall...happy am Joy is my name, — Sweet joy befall thee! (E. 16, lines 1-6) Repeating at the end of the second stanza the last line of this first stanza —...
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Some Necessary Angels: Essays on Writing and Politics

Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini, Jay Parini - 1997 - 272 páginas
...("Laughing Song"). The last lines of Roethke's poem recreate the bliss of "Infant Joy," where Blake writes, Pretty joy! Sweet joy but two days old. Sweet joy...dost smile. I sing the while Sweet joy befall thee. In much the same way Roethke concludes, My ears knew An early joy. And all the waters Of all the streams...
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Nursery Realms: Children in the Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Gary Westfahl, George Edgar Slusser - 1999 - 223 páginas
...clear to him that the Eloi have language. We are reminded of Blake's "song of innocence," "Infant Joy": "I have no name: I am but two days old." What shall...dost smile, I sing the while, Sweet joy befall thee! 22 By contrast, Blake's "song of experience," "Infant Sorrow," makes it clear that one powerful, attractive...
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Soul Murder Revisited: Thoughts about Therapy, Hate, Love, and Memory

Leonard Shengold - 2000 - 328 páginas
...Sorrow," from Songs of Experience. The equivalent poem is the 1789 "Infant Joy," from Songs of Innocence: "'I have no name, / I am but two days old.' / 'What...happy am, / Joy is my name.' / Sweet joy befall thee!" (1789, p. 36). One of Ibsen's definitions of soul murder is the destruction of joy in the life of another...
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Paradox Lost and Paradox Regained: An Object Relations Analysis of Two ...

Sherry L. Lebeck - 2000 - 189 páginas
...instead imposed her needs upon the infant Joy. Such a state is reminiscent of Blake's "Infant Joy": I HAVE no name: I am but two days old. What shall...dost smile, I sing the while, Sweet joy befall thee! For Joy/Hulga there is a sense of inauthenticity in being "Joy," for naming the infant "Joy" is Mrs....
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The Selected Poems of William Blake

William Blake - 2000 - 384 páginas
...reply; He is watchful while they are in peace, For they know when their Shepherd is nigh. Infant Joy 'I have no name: I am but two days old.' What shall...Joy I call thee Thou dost smile, I sing the while, The Little Black Boy My mother bore me in the southern wild, And I am black, but O! my soul is white;...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 580 páginas
...brutish his character. The Bible, i Samuel 25:25 (Jerusalem Bible) [nabal = 'fool' in Hebrew] 45:14 'I have no name: / I am but two days old.' / What...happy am, / Joy is my name.' / Sweet joy befall thee! William Blake, 1789, 'Infant Joy', in Songs of Innocence 45:15 [Jasper's name for Borrow, after the...
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William Blake

Basil De Selincourt - 2000 - 384 páginas
...radiance of communion, the very life-breath of that artist for whom action, thought, and love, were one. ' I have no name : I am but two days old.' What shall...I happy am, Joy is my name.' Sweet joy befall thee ! This joy was Blake's inspiration, and as life opened wider aspects before him, and he grew conscious...
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Paradox Lost and Paradox Regained: An Object Relations Analysis of Two ...

Sherry L. Lebeck - 2000 - 189 páginas
...reminiscent of Blake's "1nfant Joy": 1 HAVE no name: 1 am but two days old What shall l call thee? "1 happy am. Joy is my name." Sweet joy befall thee! Pretty joy! Sweet joy but two days old. Sweet joy l call thee: Thou dost smile, l sing the while, Sweet joy befall thee! For Joy/Hulga there is a sense...
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