In America Blake also addresses the idea of revolution—less as a commentary on the actual revolution in America as a commentary on universal principles that are at work in any revolution. The human senses are pale imitations of the true senses that allow one to perceive eternity.
The first stanza is describing a peaceful and idyllic scene.
This stanza is quiet and gives no hint on negative feelings or thoughts due to the change. But they are gone and instead the lyrical I finds itself confronted with a chapel that was built in the garden. If this is what Blake intended, it would have been a brave statement to make in his time due to the implied sexual reference, but much of the poetry of Blake and his contemporaries contained critique of the Church of England's hierarchical structure and influence on government.
The preachers of morality fail to understand that God is in all things, including the sexual nature of men and women.
In addition to being considered one of the most visionary of English poets and one of the great progenitors of English Romanticism, his visual artwork is highly regarded around the world.
Milton, which Blake started to engrave in probably finishing inis a poem that constantly draws attention to itself as a work of literature. Its sudden flight here demonstrates that the vision of the poem continues.
Many of these poems are imitations of classical models, much like the sketches of models of antiquity the young artist made to learn his trade.