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The Sick Rose

The Sick Rose


by William Blake

The Sick Rose Resources


Blake's Illuminated Books

A great website with all of Blake's illuminated poems, including the Songs of Innocence and Experience.

A brief biography of Blake at

Blake Exhibit

Tate Britain provides and online exhibit of Blake's art, as well as information about his life.


"The Sick Rose" Animated
An animated video based on "The Sick Rose."


Musical Version of "The Sick Rose"

A really creepy musical version of the poem by the Protagonists.

"The Sick Rose" Audio

A reading of "The Sick Rose" and other Blake poems.


Songs of Innocence

Title page for the Songs of Innocence.

Songs of Innocence and Experience

Title page of the Songs of Innocence and Experience.

"The Sick Rose"

A picture of Blake's illuminated version of "The Sick Rose."

William Blake

A famous painting of Blake.

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