Relationship Between Innocence And Experience In William Blake's The Lamb And The Tyger

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Explore the relationship between innocence and experience in two or more module texts.

There are two significant texts within this module that can easily be described as poems that portray the clear relationship between innocence and experience. These poems are The Lamb and The Tyger by William Blake. These texts can be compared together to allow for their the relationship to be dissected, with the texts being described as a pair, although coming from the two separate collections that they can be found within; these collections are Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. The collection of the Songs of Innocence were written in 1789 portray child-like hopes and beliefs from either adult or the child themselves’ perspective in each poem of Blake’s, with this collection being predominantly based on childhood and child narrators. However, the Songs of Experience collection contradict these by portraying fears and the negative elements of the world that come with experience and adult life. This ultimately allows for many of the poems to form couples among these collections, such as these two given texts. Therefore, allowing for the relationship of innocence and experience within these examples to be closely examined. With this essay aiming to do so, in order to show this relationship openly through Blake’s use of symbolism and imagery with the aid of other interpretations to ultimately discuss this relationship in-depth.
Within Blake’s poem, The Lamb, the focus is

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