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    Lambs and Tigers; Which are you? (An analysis of the archetypes in Blake’s “Lamb” and Tyger”) Tigers, they’re fierce, independent, destructive, powerful, experienced and cunning. Lambs are the polar opposite, considered gentle, pleasant, and innocent creatures. William Blake discusses both these archetypes in his poems “Lamb” and “Tyger”. The poems are a discussion on the archetype of each animal; when paired together they suggest our own society can be divided into these two groups of people.

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    “The Lamb”, a poem from a series written by William Blake, begins with and revolves around a young lamb who has not yet experienced the world and its mishaps. Center of the poem, the lamb is continuously being examined. Through the use of rhetorical questions, allusions, symbols, and other figurative language, Blake clearly illustrates the theme that innocence provides a means for taking joy in natural creation. While the lamb referred to in this poem of Blake’s is portrayed to be tender and very

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    things through the body of something different. For example a lamb symbolizing innocents. Throughout the reading of the Lamb, and Tyger there are symbols that represent certain things that tie into a personal relation. The first story, The Lamb by William Blake shows us the use of archetypes. In the story we are told of the emotion of innocents “Gave thee such a tender voice making all the vales rejoice.” (The Lamb pg. 748). The lamb in this case is known as the symbol of innocents because it’s

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    Innocence of the Lamb “The Lamb” is one of William Blake’s famous poems from his book Songs of Innocence published in 1789. “The Lamb” is also known as “Little Lamb” but better known by the former name. This poem is a didactic poem reflecting spirituality from a Christian point of view. “The Lamb” is a question and an answer type of poem and has a sense of innocence as the speaker is a child questioning a lamb’s existence. In “The Lamb” William Blake uses metaphor, symbolism and imagery to express

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    The Lamb Tone

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    In poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” William Blake uses contrasting tones to show the reader the truth that life comes with both darkness as well as purity allowed by God. In the poem, “The Tyger" Blake uses a dark tone showing the readers life’s, “deadly terrors” (Blake 16). Through out the poem the words used have a very dark tone such as, “burning”(1) a word that readers will associate with fire a very destructive force that causes a sort of darkness for everyone involved. No person with a home

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    Thesis Statement: The Lamb written by William Blake is a beautiful spiritually enriched poem that expresses God’s sovereignity, His love for creation and His gentleness in care and provisions for those that are His . I. Introduction • Author • Little Lamb II. Question of creation • Little Lamb who made you. 1. Provision of Needs a. Provides food b. Life in the meadow c. Provides Clothing III. Answer to Question of Creation • Little Lamb I’ll tell thee. a. Comparison of

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    The Lamb

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    Poetry Essay MLA “The Lamb” by William Blake Thesis Statement: “The Lamb”, by William Blake, is a joyous Christian poem about one of the most innocent animals created by God; although this poem is mostly about a lamb, it also explains how God has created everything. Outline: I. Introduction A. Thesis B. “Who made thee?” II. William Blake A. Obsessed with lambs B. Originally a child’s song III. Religious Aspect (Theme) A. “For He calls himself a Lamb” B. John 1:29 C. “He

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    limitations of secular and religious institutions. “The Lamb” focuses on children’s naivetés and innocence, but also curiosity in regards to faith, and ideas of nature and God. Though naiveté and meekness are present throughout “The Lamb”, Blake focuses on an underlying Christian theme of combining the pastoral with the spiritual. For example, the speaker, a boy, talks to a lamb, his beastly counterpart. The boy, speaking to the lamb asks. “Little lamb, who made thee?” (Blake 1). The opening query asked

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    sufferings. The above selection text is from The Lamb which is a poem in Songs of Innocence. The first impressive about this poem is that it is as a song for children and describes the innocence state of human through the conversation between a child and the lamb. However, each poem could reflect the knowledge of author about something. Blake said that all he knew is in bible. His poems may be implying

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    four poems “The Lamb”, “The Tyger”, “The Chimney Sweeper”, and “Infant Sorrow”. In “The Lamb”, the lamb is the archetype that symbolizes as cute and sweet. In the poem Blake's describes the lamb as “softest clothing of delight”. He explains the lambs wool as soft and elegant. Blake talks about the lambs sound explaining “Gave thee such a tender voice, making all the vales rejoice.” Blake explains that the lambs noise can make the most depressed valley’s happy with joy. The lamb is symbolized

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