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Structure This poem is split up into six quatrains and all are in iambic tetrameter. The first two quatrains are about the little boy speaking of love and what he thinks religion should be. The next quatrain is about the priest hearing the boy question God and his faith and then makes the boy a tyrant to show the public his treason. As the poem moves the boys innocence dissipates.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> When you look at the photo above you can see there are two numbers one on the inside of the outline and one on the outside. The first number is the sequence of the songs of innocence and then the outer is the songs of Experience.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> A man who studies blakes shorter poems suggests that the reader does not understand the full meaning of stanza one until you read stanza two and when reading the second stanza the reader can take hold of what the child is trying to state, which is universal love and not self-love that he is being condemned for.<ref name="Google Scholar"/>

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