William Blake And Religion Essay

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William Blake was a forerunner in the world of poetry in the 18th century that produced works that are being studied to this day. Along with many other greats; poets, artists, and musicians, Blake did not receive the recognition deserved to him until after his death. Many of these poems written by Blake are ordinarily focused on religion while heavily influenced by his imagination. The impact of his imagination in addition to his focus on religion is evident in his work “The Lamb” as well as The Tyger”. “The Lamb” is a poem about a child who is asking the lamb about his creator, then asks if the lamb is aware of his identity. The child already knows the identity which leads to the end of the poem. This poem comes from an album called Songs…show more content…
Both poems bring together the idea of a creator to first show a warm and affectionate side, then bring a harsh sense of reality that allows the reader to awake and consequently realize the world is not just full of innocent lambs. In both poems the creator is the greatest force in the world. The creators in each poem represent different ideas. In the poem about the lamb the creator has not been introduced with its only description being of the narrator stating that he is a child, whereas in “The Tyger” the narrator demands an answer on whether the creator is describable as a might blacksmith who “Could twist the sinews of thy heart” (Blake 10). As the narrator speaks of this mighty beast it seems almost as if the narrator is afraid. The idea of a creator is not only a theme as he is mentioned along with the tyger. The narrator towards the end of “The Tyger” ponders whether these creators are the same by a asking “Did he who made the Lamb make thee” (Blake 20). The question on whether the creator is the same is raised because of the vast amount of opposites that
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