Essay about Comparing The Lamb and The Tyger by William Blake

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Comparing The Lamb and The Tyger by William Blake Of the many poetic works by William Blake, "The Lamb" and "The Tyger" show a large amount of similarity, as well as differences, both in the way he describes the creatures and in the style he chose to write them. The reader will find many similarities in these two poems. Both of them discuss the creation of the creatures by God. The lines, "Little Lamb, who made thee?" and "What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry" clearly show that the poet is referring to a being who is capable of creating life (538). These two poems are also alike in the aspect that they both talk about the object viewed in the eyes of the common man. "The Lamb" is…show more content…
The use of questions is also highly utilized in the two written works. This makes the reader ponder the subject discussed in the poem. The words "thy", "thou", "thine", and "thee" present in the poems show that both of them were written in the deferential language of the Bible. Although "The Lamb" and "The Tyger" share many similarities, they also have some differences. The poems suggest that the lamb and the tiger were both created by the same creator. The poems read together also raise some interesting questions. How could a creator create a soft, gentle, loving creature, and with the same hand construct a dangerous creature? How could the creator's hand make a creature with the softest clothing of delight, then grab the fire that is in the tiger's eye? Blake suggests God seemed pleased with his creation of the lamb and felt a feeling of fear and regretfullness after creating the tiger. In "The Lamb", William Blake compares the lamb to the Baby Jesus. In contrast, he uses earthly features such as night, fire, skies, and forests to describe the mighty tiger. The two poems also show differences in the way they were written. Instead of using alternating two and six lined stanzas like he used in "The Lamb", Blake uses constant four-lined stanzas to provide his image of his tiger. The titles also reveal different spellings. The lamb is spelled as it was intended, simple, short, and sweet. In Blake's
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