His Songs of Experience, then, represented his view that one must experience to see and that experience, too, can corrupt people, thus taking away the child's innocence.
The intellectual and political turmoil surrounding the French Revolution had set in motion intense and urgent discussion concerning the nature of society. His early development of a protective shield of mocking humour with which to face a world in which science had become trifling and art inconsequential is visible in the satirical An Island in the Moon written c.
He utilized his own individualistic view with the use of his own design, which involved his creative abilities of thought and imagination.
But, when discovered, he was bought out by his brothers and restored to Cambridge. Coleridge now conceived the design of establishing a small society that should organize itself and educate its children according to better principles than those obtaining in the society around them.
Nature and experiencing nature was a major ingredient to the era of Romanticism. The Prelude constitutes the most significant English expression of the Romantic discovery of the self as a topic for art and literature.
Here, still using his own mythological characters, he portrayed the imaginative artist as the hero of society and suggested the possibility of redemption from the fallen or Urizenic condition.
Blake subscribed to his own writing method, dispensing with the conventional methods of the previous Age of Reason. William Wordsworth was and continues to be both.
To Particularize is the alone Distinction of Merit.