Question by niraemivs: Need help with analysis of a couplet from Blake’s poem?
Can anybody give me a brief analysis of the following couplet?
“A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
It’s from William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence”.
Answer by aggylu
I think he’s suggesting that brutally honest is worse than lies. As in, the vicious friend who decides they have to tell you “for your own good.”
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