According to the speaker in "The Tyger," where is the creator?

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William Blake's speaker questions where the creator of the "tyger" is multiple times throughout the poem "The Tyger."

In the second stanza, the speaker questions what "deeps or skies" the creator exists within. Here, the speaker alludes to the idea that the creator of the "tyger" is in either the sky or the ocean.

It is in the fifth stanza that the creator's place of existence is a little more defined.

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?

Again, the speaker is alluding to the fact that the stars and heavens is home to the creator. While it is never defined as clear, the speaker alludes to heaven as being the place where the creator resides.

That said, the repetition of the last two lines of the first and last stanzas still leave readers wondering if anything has been defined at all.


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