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Why is "The Tiger" by William Blake a lyric poem?I guess the main thing is what parts...

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zero0master | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 23, 2009 at 3:31 AM via web

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Why is "The Tiger" by William Blake a lyric poem?

I guess the main thing is what parts of the poem makes it a lyric poem.

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drmonica | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted April 23, 2009 at 5:18 AM (Answer #1)

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A lyric poem is songlike and expresses emotion. In ancient Greece, poems were often accompanied by music played on a lyre. The rhyme scheme and the metrical pattern of the poem make it lyrical; it could easily be set to music. Despite the fearsome image of the tiger, the words flow beautifully.

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