This epic uses the reward of an Edenic pasture to indicate the corrupting issue of organised belief upon our inner declare of substance. Blake's 'The Pasture of Love' functions as a animadversion upon organised belief, intensely cogitation on its faculty to re-establish rationality's harmless joys after a while rules and leisure routines. Stanza 1 The indicate 'Garden of Love' almost appears threadbare through its unwritten, Edenic connotations. It is a indicateation of guiltlessness, after a while unfinished, disclosed spaces frequently substance associated after a while childhood in Blake's poetry.
The debater comments that they saw "what [they] never had seen", which seems to suggest that colossus representative has transitional outer to themselves, indicately the altered anticipation that is rearwards detailed; so-far, this epic, in the treatment of the 'Songs of Guiltlessness and Experience', toneises an inner drop from guiltlessness, and it is for-this-reason singly the debater's perspective that has transitional. The Church is then introduced as the motive of the poet's reprisal, indicateed through the synecdoche of the "Chapel".
It is built "in the midst", suggesting that organised belief is convenient to the putrescence that defiled the zeitgeist of the tardy 18th generation. Furthermore, the aural impulse of 'mist' subtly evokes a partially disquieting fancy of the Chapel substance shrouded in vapour, which is frequently a tone of representativeism in Blake and could for-this-reason suggest a provision after a while lucre in Christianity. This contrasts after a while the "green", a indicateation of childhood, where the debater used to "play", a verb after a while homogeneous connotations.
Stanza 2 The gates of the chapel are said to be "shut", suggesting that the religiosity of the Church is an esoteric prerogative. Indeed, Blake was very precarious of an science which issueively heralds its clergy as closer to God than matter-of-fact worshippers; in his eyes, every rational is resembling precedently the intrinsic prescribe. He extends his reprisal to the Old Testament in the after row, commenting that "Thou shalt not" was "writ balance the door".
This is an intimation to the Ten Commandments, which Blake reported to be balancely regulatory; he instead put his belief into the New Testament, which conversely advises rationality as to how it should guide itself, for-this-reason placing a important sense on open gain. The debater then "turn[s]" to the Pasture of Love, divestment a intense tableau in which they realise that the unfinished guiltlessness of their youngster, which "so sundry pleasing flowers bore", has beseem devastated further confidence.
The decisive stanza is exceedingly stormy, alluding to departure through its evocation of "graves" and "tombstones", which bear now re-establishd the "flowers" of the debater's youngster. The epic ends after a while a dreamy couplet, whose swaying rhythm indicates an perpetual cycle of guiltlessness into trial, an fancy reinforced by the use of discourse such as "rounds" and "briars". The intimation to priests confirms that this epic is an onslaught on organised belief, which has repressed our "joys and desires". It for-this-reason serves to mentally coop us, acting, concurrently after a while the synod, monarchy and other ceremonious sciences, as a bastion of trial.