Compare And Contrast The Lamb And The Tyger

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The Differences and Similarities of a Lamb and a Tyger Poetry is a form of writing that lets the writer have the ability to express themselves in a creative way. This allows the reader to be moved in a way that other literary works cannot. It’s no wonder that poetry has been around for a very long time. With the likes of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Homer, who helped shaped poetry in some way, we often forget those who created wonderful works of art. One of those writers is William Blake. Much of Blake’s inspirations for his poems came from his childhood. Blake had begun having visions when he was around the age of four. He had even once claimed that he had seen God standing right next to his window. Aside from his visions, Blake had a religious upbringing, in which his parents had treated his visions as a gift. It’s easy for one to assume that his upbringing had a huge influence in his poems, as often times one can feel a sense of religious undertones in his writing. To help explore this concept, I will compare and contrast two of Blake's works, “The Tyger” and “The Lamb.” In this essay, I will examine and analyze both poems’ structures, the writing styles of both poems, and give my personal opinion on each of the poems’ purpose.
When you first look at both poems, you realize that “The Tyger” is longer than “The Lamb,” with “The Lamb” having only two stanzas while “The Tyger” has six stanzas. The another difference in both poems, in terms of their length, is
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