Summary Of The Lamb And The Tyger By William Blake

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William Blake was a poet who was born in November 1757 and passed away August 1827. William was a very religious Christian who was born in London to James and Catherine Blake. At the young age of four, William was convinced that he was seeing visions of God along with other religious beings such as angels. According to a small biography on poets.org, these visions included God putting his head to William’s window and a tree full of angels in a meadow. Because of these “visions,” Blake’s parents decided it would be best to homeschool him, so he learned to read as well as write from his parents. This truly goes to show that you don’t possess an elegant education to be an immense writer. As he aged, William’s poetry grew to be about topics that were important to him such as politics, war, but more importantly, religion.
Many of William Blake’s poems include themes of religion, “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” are no exceptions. “The Lamb” is one of William’s poems written in 1789. This is a poem about all of the wonderful, bright, Godly conditions in the world. Blake uses the characteristics of the Lamb in the poem to establish an uplifting, fluffy mood, such as in the three lines, “Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing wooly bright; Gave thee such a tender voice.” This poem is undoubtedly centered around a child educating a lamb on the ways of God as well as religion. It may seem like the theme, including my interpretation, is all personal, but it is confirmed when the

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