Asked • 06/05/19

What is "the Poetic Genius"?

In ["All Religions are One"](, William Blake develops an argument around a concept called "the Poetic Genius". From the modern, surface meaning of the words, the Poetic Genius would seem to be the faculty of creating and/or appreciating and understanding poetry, or perhaps more broadly literature in general. But Blake also seems to identify the Poetic Genius with the soul and with a monotheistic God. What did Blake actually mean by "the Poetic Genius"?

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Nicolette P. answered • 04/01/20

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