To the Evening Star Poem Summary

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This is a poem that describes the beauty of nature. It was written by an English poet; William Blake. He was born in England on the twenty-eighth of November, 1757, to a middle-class family. He was a visionary lover of nature. He exposes mainly the Christian subjects and has drawn his imagery from the ‘Bible’ and Christian literature. His language and structure are very simple. Whereas his ideas are complex and profound. His expression in poetry is powerful and creative. His poetry is mingled with innocence and experience. He is considered a religious poet. He criticises religion and how it interferes with natural life. Also, he throws light to see what religion is. For an instance “Tiger and the lamb”, “The garden of love”.

The poem to the Evening star is a simple nature poem. It is a sonnet with 14 lines. This poem shows the romantic feelings of the poet. He appreciates the beauty of nature. The topic gives the image of ‘Venus’. It appears in the evening sky or in the morning as a solitary star before the moon or other stars appear. The poet addresses the ‘Venus’. He appeals to the protection from Venus while appreciating the beauty of nature as the theme of this poem. The narrator is the poet; William Blake. He appeals to the star and he has used old English in this poem, “Thou, Thy, Thine, dost, whilst, drawest”. Venus is an astral body, But it is referred to as the goddess of beauty, love and fertility. She is an angle to the poet. He was that metaphor and personifies it to a goddess. He makes a lot of appeals to the star from the beginning to the end of the poem.