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Background When the poem was first published, critics thought it to be annoying and difficult. What makes the poem confusing is that the boy himself is confused. A commentator thought the boy is just trying to compare the divine of man to God and that we can all equally love as God loves us. The poems title hints of what this poem is about, even symbolically. Blake wanted his poems to be written for the common man.<ref name="Google Scholar">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The main point Blake was trying to make was that young innocence has a grasp on religion and its corruption in the poem and the real world and within this message everyone who thinks otherwise shall burn for it.<ref name="Edwin John Ellis">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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