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The Lamb and the Tyger Analysi

THE LAMB AND THE TYGER POEM ANALYSIS Thesis Statement: William Blake uses the uniqueness of God’s creation to highlight God’s meek and powerful nature. Outline: I. Author II. Comparison and Contrast of The Lamb and The Tyger a. Background b. Mood c. Theme d. Figures of Speech e. Rhyme Scheme III. Conclusion 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 of John Flaxman and Rev. Mathew. This is a noteworthy first volume of poetry, and some of the poems contained in it have a unique sense of freshness, a purity of vision, and a lyric intensity unequalled in English poetry since the 17th century. Later on he wrote “Songs of Innocence”, his first masterpiece of “illuminated printing.” In the songs, he took popular street ballads and rhymes as models to be able to allow children of his own time understand his work. And in this work of art, Blake showed some of the purest lyric poetry in the English language. Shortly after, he produced the “Songs of Experience.” It was big contrast to the “Songs of Innocence.” He mentioned that it meant the “shewin...

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