The Garden of Love

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In High School, most young men on campus are interested in women. They like to meet them, date them, love them, and appreciate them. However, if they make relationships with them, some could get hurt physically, mentally, and emotionally. William Blake, the author of “The Garden of Love” explains the significance of the saying, “You never know what you really have, until it is gone” in the second and third paragraphs of his poem, while in the first paragraph, he portrays a recollection of memories he has made in the past. In this poem, Blake’s character becomes overcome with nostalgia when he sees that his longed-for garden is no longer present. William Blake’s sorrowful poem, “The Garden of Love,” depicts many intellectual metaphors about a love that was lost, and hoping to be found. “I went to the Garden of Love” lets us know the setting of poem. New flowers sprouting in the garden represent a metaphor for “The Garden of Love” because it resembles the sprouting of affection. From here, we can figure out that the Garden of love is a metaphor for a woman, or Blake’s character’s love. In the first stanza, Blake’s character demonstrates familiarity of the Garden when he says, “Where I used to play on the green.” The words “used to” and “play” explains that he probably knew the Garden in his younger years because many grown up men do not usually “play” anymore. The author wants readers to know this because this poem resembles how love hopes to be rediscovered. Blake’s character wants to believe that his love still holds a place for him, but in reality, everything that once was, has now vanished. Many problems prevent Blake’s character from reconnecting with his lover of the past. Line three of the poem suggests the first road block from the women’s love when the author mentions that “A Chapel was built…” When he saw the chapel, he was amazed that love was no longer

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