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Article

Vol. 57 no. 2: Fall 2023

William Blake’s “Introduction” to Songs of Innocence: The Role of the Pipe

DOI
https://doi.org/10.47761/biq.347
Submitted
22 October 2023
Published
24 Oct. 2023

Abstract

The “Introduction” to Songs of Innocence is a short poem about a piper. This article addresses one particular feature that has not been thoroughly considered: the significance of the piper’s pipe. Examining the instrument and its role throws fresh light on the poem.