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    Selflessness in “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” William Blake is more different than others. He is humbled to help the people around him learn to love art as much as he does. His passionate desire for art is shown through his actions and his artwork, such as his poems. Blake shows the importance of being a successful leader in the world. In William Blake’s poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger", his selfless character is evident through his life, career, and poetry. William Blake uses his life to help inspire others. Harold Bloom gives a detailed description of William Blake’s desire to be a leader: Visionary and irascible, Blake was very much a man of the eighteenth-century. He strongly reacted against many of its hallmarks and he profoundly responded to it in and by his art, perhaps most tellingly by his focus on contraries. The eighteenth century was a contrary of contraries. Science, philosophy, politics, religion, manufacture were all undergoing attack, redefinition, and development.” (28-29) He was born in London on November 28, 1757. His parents are Catherine and James Blake, and he is one of 7 children (“William Blake”). From a very young age, Blake talks about having “visions.” Most of these visions are with God and angels. “From early childhood, Blake spoke of having visions—at four he saw God “put his head to the window”; around age…

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    Compare and Contrast “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” are written by William Blake. These were his two famous poetry in his collection. The difference between these two poems is that each poem belong to two different poetry of Blake’s collection. Two biggest collection of poetry from William Blake are the Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. The Songs of Innocence are poetries that have happy poems like the poem “The Lamb.” The Songs of Experience are poetries…

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    From rereading this poem “The Tyger” by William Blake multiple times. I can see that this poem is all about him asking this majestic, beast which resembles a tiger, many different questions about it. To start off, this poem is using four quatrains which contains two rhyming couplets in each. It also contains seven syllables in each line besides for this phase “Could frame thy fearful, symmetry” which contains eight syllables in it. Here the rhyming couplets are used as a sense of repetition,…

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    “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” are two of William Blake’s works which come from two of Blake’s most famous collections of poetry: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both poems speak about the creation of different beasts at the hand of a single creator. In these two poems William Black makes the reader question who creates good and bad. How can god make something so nice and delicate and on the other hand something so fearful at the same time, and why did the creator create two opposite…

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    lamb, who made thee?” William Blake does not hesitate to bring the title into place. The lamb represents purity and innocence; children are innocent as well which makes the lamb and the narrator have a connection. Later we learn that the lamb and the narrator have the same creator. This goes along the same context as another one of Blake’s poems “Tyger” which has a different outlook on God. “The Lamb” is full of positivity, grace, and calmness, it focuses on the goodness of God; our creator.…

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    question of what kind of bodily strength and skills could create the Tyger. The first two lines question “what shoulder, & what art, /Could twist the sinews of thy heart?” (9-10), which are simply asking what strength and beauty could twist the tissues of the Tyger’s heart. The next question Blake asks is “when thy heart began to beat, / What dread hand? & what dread feat?” (11-12). Here, Blake wants to know that when the Tyger’s heart began to beat, did its creator regret making it and if its…

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    Blake’s work has been studied for decades and remains relevant today because of his unique ability to relate his thoughts and questions about some of mankind’s oldest internal battles to what man can still see today in nature. In one of his most famous poems, “The Tyger,” Blake uses repetition and imagery to detail the nature of a tiger in the wild to illustrate symbolism between the tiger and man and the importance of the relationship between all things created. Decades after it’s creation,…

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    William Blake “The Tyger” is a poem written by William Blake and published with a collection of poems in a work titled “The Songs of Experience” in 1794. William Blake was born in London in 1757 to James Blake a hosier (Morsberger,). Blake expressed a desire at the age of 10 to study art, which his father allowed, paying for his tuition and for casts to study at home (Morsberger,). At the age of 14, Blake was apprenticed to an engraver, learning a trade that would be valuable to him in…

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    William Blake’s poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” describe {two contrary states of the human soul} with “The Lamb” reflecting the soul at an innocent state, and “The Tyger” reflecting the soul at a more experienced (and destructive?) state. Blake’s poem “The Lamb” serves as a representation of a stage of innocence in one’s life, which encompasses purity, gentleness, and dependency. He describes the lamb as a docile, dependent creature with white, fluffy wool and a gentle voice, nothing out of…

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    Wondrous but Fearful Tyger William Blake’s “The Tyger” in Songs of Experience, written in 1794, describes the Tyger as “fearful” while appreciating its beauty. During this time, Blake was one of the first people to see a tiger; this inspired him to write “The Tyger” and paint the creature as a majestic but fierce being. Although the origins of the Tyger are questioned, the creator is referred to as “he” implying a male divine creator. While examining who or what created the Tyger, in addition…

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