To the Evening Star is a poem by William Blake.
Find out information about William Blake. Make a list of 5 events that may have influenced his writings.
Read the poem
Thou fair-hair’d angel of the evening,
Now, whilst the sun rests on the mountains, light
Thy bright torch of love; thy radiant crown
Put on, and smile upon our evening bed!
Smile on our loves, and while thou drawest the
Blue curtains of the sky, scatter thy silver dew
On every flower that shuts its sweet eyes
In timely sleep. Let thy west wind sleep on
The lake; speak silence with thy glimmering eyes,
And wash the dusk with silver. Soon, full soon,
Dost thou withdraw; then the wolf rages wide,
And then the lion glares through the dun forest:
The fleeces of our flock are cover’d with
Thy sacred dew: protect them with thin influence!
-What do you think the poem is about?
Take a look at this explanation by the poem prepared by Luli Giambruni: https://prezi.com/kcyaxpbtf0cp/to-the-evening-star/
-In 2-3 lines: What is the poem about?
Answer the questions in the form of a poster and post it in your blog. Illustrate the poem with photos.
1) How does the poet address the evening star?
2) What does the poet mean by the blue curtains of the sky?
3) How does the poet say that the ambiance in the night is very calm and quiet?
4) What poetic technique does the poet use to highlight the change of darkness into silver?
5) How does the poet indicate that the evening star appears only for a short period of time?
6) What words indicate the poet’s uncertainty and fear when the star disappears?
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