Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Herbert Leo Anshutz
Donald Wayne Cummings
Howard Bruce Robinson
A study of Orc, Blake's symbol for energy, suggests several different hypotheses. This paper intends to test the hypothesis that Orc is a force. With the use of illustrations and explications, Orc becomes more clearly a symbol of Blake's imaginative form. This energy will be seen at each level of Blake's visions, each different psychological stage, and at the highest level, poetic imagination. Thus, as the creator creates, the creation becomes the molded form of the creator's imagination.
Finnigan, Michael James, "The Orc Symbol in William Blake's Works" (1964). Graduate Student Research Papers. 78.
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