Explained Imagery In William Blake's The Lamb And The Tiger

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William Blake is the author of both “The Lamb” and “The Tiger”. Using well worded imagery and setting the appropriate tone for each, Blake described the sweet lamb in one poem and the wildly ferocious tiger in the other. By reading these poems, it is indicated that they both are describing God as sweet and wild.
The reason I believe the author chose the lamb is because Jesus called himself a lamb. He was the perfect lamb who gave himself as a sacrifice for all the sins of the world. I think that the author used tiger rather than the lion, which is what God is also called, because the tiger is larger and stronger than a lion. God is referred to as a lion because that was the most feared animal in the time and place of the Israelites, were as
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In line 6, “Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing wooly bright” you can easily imagine a tiny newborn Lamb with the softest of soft white cozy blanketed fur (line 6). You just want to cuddle gently with this tiny living creature for forever, just like in the picture above (fig. 1.). Line 7-8, “Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice!” obviously indicated how peppy the lamb is (lines 7-8). When parents have a child, this child brings them so much joy by everything he does as he grows up. By the way he talks, by the way he walks, it just naturally brings everyone joy. Also when grandparents see their grandchild it is soothing, having a gentle or calm effect. They tend to even spoil the grandchild because they enjoy seeing the children happy, it soothes them. So also the lamb, it brings joy to those around and sooths them with happiness at the same …show more content…
The author shows how God is like a tiger: so vicious yet so diligent. The tiger is a smart and cunning animal, hence it is fear by both animal and man. Line 11-12, “And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? & what dread feet?” well portrays the ferociousness of this beast (lines 11-12). Line 21-22, “Tiger Tiger burning bright, In the forests of the night” is another creepy aspect of the tiger (lines 21-22). Like when you do wrong and you would senses the presents of your authority, you could hear how there every single organ sounds. By hearing the movement of the hand or the pace of their feet, you dread and wholeheartedly hate it! I think the author meant that feeling with this poem. I see line 3-4 ‘What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?’ the perfectionist aspect of God, though vicious and frightening (lines 3-4). Looking at the picture above, by looking into the eyes of a tiger you find yourself gazing at this beast of perfect and graceful strides (fig.

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