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The Divine Image Summary & Analysis
by William Blake

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"The Divine Image" is one of the most famous of William Blake's poems in his Songs of Innocence collection, first published in 1789. In this poem, a speaker proclaims that God's "Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love" appear on earth in "the human form." Because God's gentleness and kindness express themselves through humankind, every person has a bit of God in them. And this, the speaker argues, should create a feeling of connection and unity between all people.

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