THE LAMB AND THE TYGER POEM ANALYSIS
William Blake uses the uniqueness of God’s creation to highlight God’s meek and powerful nature.
II. Comparison and Contrast of The Lamb and The Tyger
d. Figures of Speech
e. Rhyme Scheme
He was born on November 28, 1757, in the busy streets of London. A great writer, engraver and artist, regarded as one of the earliest and greatest figures of Romanticism, is none other than Mr. William Blake.
William Blake was the second of five children. An eccentric child, he claimed that he saw angels in a tree and the prophet Ezekiel in a field. He wanted to become an artist and started to attend the drawing school of Henry Pars in the Strand. He educated himself by reading and studying engravings from the masterpieces of great Renaissance painters. In 1772 he worked for James Basire, an engraver, who taught him his expertise very thoroughly. Then, Blake entered the Royal Academy as an engraving student in 1779. 3 years later, he married a poor, illiterate girl named Catherine Boucher. A year later he was able to publish a collection of verses, called “Poetical Sketches” with the help
He was even called mad because he was ambitious and unworldly. " One contrary state of human soul is innocence, where the child"tms imagination has simply the function of completing its own growth. A great writer he may be today, yet he was ignored by the public of his day. He lived on the edge of poverty and died in a room in his 70th year. " These two lines could mean that after God created the world, and after the Great Deluge, did God still smile at His creation It was said in the Bible that God was pleased in everything He created. And in His characteristics reflect the nature of His creation. Just as the tiger is fierce and powerful, the lamb is meek and mild. In contrast to this, the Tiger has an intimidating tone. He mentioned that the one who created the lamb, is also called a Lamb. He used repetition when he repeated, "Little Lamb, who made thee Dost thou know who made thee" In "The Tiger", he used apostrophe too, in the first line, "Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright!" He used metonymy too in the words hammer, chain, furnace, anvil, etc. Yet these two do not contradict the nature of God, for we have a perfect God. The "Songs of Experience" provides a kind of ironic answer to the "Songs of Innocence". Furthermore, the poem somehow presents the tiger as an embodiment of God"tms power in creation its strength, vitality, complexity and beauty. Later on he wrote "Songs of Innocence", his first masterpiece of "illuminated printing.