The Lamb By William Blake Analysis

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Faith in the World “The Lamb”, written by William Blake refers to Jesus Christ and Christianity. Throughout the poem Blake is telling us about the Lamb of God through a speaker informing a lamb. The speaker passionately informs the lamb about Jesus Christ and his work. In this poem “The Lamb”, by William Blake, he uses a shift, irony, and repetition to portray Christianity and the belief that we are all a child of God. Throughout the poem Blake writes through the eyes of a shepherd. I can infer that the speaker is a shepherd because in Bible times shepherds watched over their flocks throughout the day to make sure they knew where to go and they would not be harmed. In Psalms 23:1, in the King James Version Bible, it says, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” This is similar to the way Jesus sees us, he wants to lead us the …show more content…
“The Bible was a profound influence on Blake, and it would remain a lifetime source of inspiration, coloring his life and works with intense spirituality” (CITE). The experience Blake had with the Bible made his poem, “The Lamb” come from his roots and his heart. In the Bible most of the verses are short and to the point, which is the way Blake wrote “The Lamb”, to make sure we would understand what he was talking about. Blake also uses irony to continue his knowledge of the Bible in this poem. In the poem, “The Lamb”, Blake writes, “For He calls Himself a Lamb… I a child and thou a lamb…” (Lines 14-17). In the Bible and throughout history Jesus Christ is knowns as the Lamb of God, the perfect sacrifice to take away our sins. In John 1:29, in the King James Version Bible, it says, “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” Jesus is the son, the child, of God, but the shepherd states that he is a child as well. We are all a child of God, whether you believe in God and Jesus or not, he loves us

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