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To Spring by William Blake

Analysis

"To Spring" is a poem by William Blake. This poem basically personifies Spring as something beautiful, gentle, and wonderful. He is basically saying that the mornings are full of dew and beauty while the evenings are full of "pearls" and the sunset is like a "golden crown upon her languished head".

This poem is made up of four stanzas with four lines in each. It does not have a rhyme scheme. It is written in iambic-pentameter. In my opinion, this poem, despite its meter structure, lacks rhythm. The meters are weak and the thoughts are too continious across each line.

Poem

To Spring
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O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down
Thro' the clear windows of the morning, turn
Thine angel eyes upon our western isle,
Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring!

The hills tell each other, and the listening
Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turned
Up to thy bright pavilions: issue forth,
And let thy holy feet visit our clime.

Come o'er the eastern hills, and let our winds
Kiss thy perfumed garments; let us taste
Thy morn and evening breath; scatter thy pearls
Upon our love-sick land that mourns for thee.

O deck her forth with thy fair fingers; pour
Thy soft kisses on her bosom; and put
Thy golden crown upon her languished head,
Whose modest tresses were bound up for them.

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Nationality
English

Literary Movement
Romanticism, 18th Century

Subjects
Personification, Spring, Nature