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Who is the implied creator of the "The Tyger and "The Lamb"? A. Man B. Blake (the...

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Who is the implied creator of the "The Tyger and "The Lamb"?

A. Man

B. Blake (the author)

C. God

D. Mother Earth

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appletrees | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted April 22, 2013 at 3:02 AM (Answer #1)

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In "The Lamb" the implication is clearly that the lamb is made by God, or more specifically, the "Lamb of God." In answer to the question, "Little lamb, who made thee?" the narrator answers "Little lamb, I'll tell thee: He is called by thy name, for He calls Himself a lamb. He is meek and He is mild, He became a little child." The gender of the noun suggests God, not Mother Earth. The poem also suggests, as does "The Tyger" that God is responsible for the creation of all animals and all of nature. The creator of the tiger has an "immortal hand or eye" that "wrought" the "fateful symmetry."

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