Literature Quiz / Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Random Literature or Poem Quiz

Can you name the poems by quotation. Taken from Blake's 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience'?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Forced Order
Challenge
Share
Tweet
Embed
Score 0/114 Timer 15:00
QuotationPoemCollection
'Little Lamb I'll tell thee:/He is calléd by thy name'
'Can I see another's woe,/And not be in sorrow too?'
'Sweet babe, in thy face,/Holy image I can trace'
'For Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love/Is God our father dear'Innocence
'And all must love the human form,/In heathen, Turk or Jew'Innocence
''Love seeketh only self to please'
'O Earth, O Earth return!/Arise from out the dewy grass'Experience
'Troubled, wildered and forlorn,/Dark benighted, travel-worn'
'Does spring hide it's joy/When buds and blossoms grow?'
'Pity would be no more/If we did not make somebody poor'
'Know that in a former time/Love! sweet love! was thought a crime'Experience
'fallen, fallen light renew!'Experience
'And what shoulder, and what art,/Could twist the sinews of thy heart?'
'The days of my youth rise fresh in my mind,/My face turns green and pale'Experience
'I am black as if bereaved of light'
'I wander through each chartered street,/Near where the chartered Thames does flow'
'Your spring and your day are wasted in play'Experience
'My thoughtless hand/Has brushed away'
'To her father white/Came the maiden bright'Experience
'For Mercy has a human heart,/Pity a human face'Innocence
'Cruelty has a human heart,/And Jealousy a human face'Experience
''And father how can I love you,/Or any of my brothers more?'Experience
'A little black thing among the snow,/Crying 'weep, weep' in notes of woe'Experience
'Think not thou canst weep a tear,/And thy maker is not near'
'Earth raised up her head/From darkness dread and drear'
'The sun does arise,/And make happy the skies'
'Nor a thron nor a threat stain her beauty bright'
'The little ones spend the day/In sighing and dismay'
'And I am black, but oh! my soul is white'
'A chapel was built in the midst,/Where I used to play on the green'
'Helpless, naked, piping loud'
'O rose, thou art sick'
'When my mother died I was very young'Innocence
'And priests in black gowns, were walking their rounds,/Binding in briars my joys and desires'
'Where the youth pined away with desire,/And the pale virgin shrouded in snow'
'How sweet is the shepherd's sweet lot!'
'Then come home my children: the sun is gone down'Innocence
'Is that trembling cry a song?/Can it be a song of joy'Experience
QuotationPoemCollection
'The death of Jesus set me free:/Then what have I to do with thee?'
'Hear the voice of the bard!'Experience
'I was angry with my friend;/I told my wrath- my wrath did end'
'And God, like a father rejoicing to see/His children as pleasant and happy as he'
'Folly is an endless maze'
'In my palace deep,/Lyca lays asleep'
'The sun does descend,/And our sports have an end'
'Then the parson might preach and drink and sing,/And we'd be happy as the birds in the spring'
'Marks of weakness, marks of woe'
'The modest rose puts forth a thorn'
'But their search was all in vain:/There grows one in the human brain'
'So he took his wings and fled;/Then the morning blushed rosy red'
'Did he smile his work to see?/Did he who made the lamb make thee?'
'And the angel told Tom if he'd be a good boy,/He'd have God for his father and never want joy'Innocence
'Thou, mother of my mortal part,/With cruelty didst mould my heart'
'Merry, merry sparrow/Under leaves so green'
'Sweet sleep, angel mild,/Hover o'er my happy child'
'What the hammer? what the chain?/In what furnace was thy brain?'
'Speak father, speak to your little boy,/Or else I shall be lost'Innocence
'Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe'Innocence
'Little Lamb who made thee?/Dost thou know who made thee?'
'No, no, never can it be'
'I have no name;/I am but two days old'
'Whate'er is born of mortal birth,/Must be consuméd with the earth'
'They stripped him to his little shirt,/And bound him in an iron chain'Experience
'When the air does laugh with our merry wit/And the green hills laugh with the noise of it'
'But to go to school in summer morn,/Oh! it drives all joy away'
'And I made a rural pen,/And I stained the water clear'Innocence
'The little ones leaped and shouted and laughed/And the hills echoéd'Innocence
'The priest sat by and heard the child;/In trembling zeal he seized his hair'Experience
'The human dress is forgéd in iron'Experience
'Little boy/Full of joy,/Little girl/Sweet and small'
'Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door'Innocence
'Farewell green fields and happy groves/Where flocks have took delight'
'And it bears the fruit if Deceit,/Ruddy and sweet to eat'
'Grey headed beadles walked before with wands as white as snow'Innocence
'All the night in woe/Lyca's parents go'
'And their sun does never shine,/And their fields are bleak and bare'Experience
QuotationPoemCollection
'God ever nigh/Appeared like his father in white'
'For the time of youth was fled,/And grey hairs were on my head'
'My mother taught me under a tree'
''Love seeketh not itself to please'
'Sweet joy befall thee!'
'Old John with white hair/Does laugh away care'
'Piping down the valleys wild'Innocence
'So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm'Innocence
'Doubt is fled and clouds of reason,/Dark disputes and artful teasing'
'Then come home my children, the sun is gone down'Experience
'How can a bird that is born for joy/Sit in a cage and sing?'
'The night was dark, no father was there'Innocence
'Has found out thy bed/Of crimson joy'
'For I dance/And drink and sing/Till some blind hand/Shall brush my wing'
'Is this a holy thing to see/In a rich and fruitful land'Experience
'A flower was offered to me,/Such a flower as May never bore'
'In the morning glad I see/My foe outstretched beneath the tree'
'When wolves and tigers how for prey/They pitying stand and weep'
'I passed the sweet flower o'er'
'Break this heavy chain/That does freeze my bones around'
'The mind-forged manacles I hear'
'The human heart, its hungry gorge'Experience
'Merrily,/Merrily, merrily to welcome in the year'
'On what a multitude they seemed, these flowers of London'Innocence
'The mire was deep, and the child did weep'Innocence
'And the desert wild/Becomes a garden mild'Innocence
'They clothed me in clothes of death,/And taugh me to sing the notes of woe'Experience
'And it grew both day and night,/Till it bore an apple bright'
'Dear mother, dear mother, the church is cold,/But the ale-house is healthy and pleasant and warm'
'He is watchful, while they are in peace'
'The birds are silent in their nest,/And I must seek for mine'
'My mother groaned, my father wept!/Into the dangerous world I leapt'
'And the gates of this chapel were shut,/And 'Thou shalt not' writ over the door'
'Once a youthful pair,/Filled with softest care'Experience
'By my rose turned away with jealousy,/And her thorns were my only delight'
'I dreamt a dream!-What can it mean!'
'How can Lyca sleep,/If her mother weep?'Innocence
''Ha, Ha, He''

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
OR
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments

Extras

Top Quizzes Today


Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.