In William Blake's "The Lamb" and "The Tyger", what questions do the speakers ask?

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"The Tyger" and "The Lamb" are both poems from Blake's work "Songs of Innocence and Experience". The title of the volume itself gives you a hint about their meaning. In "The Tyger", the narrator asks "What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?". The speaker in "The Lamb" asks, "Little lamb who made thee?". Both speakers are asking who created these creatures. Blake is asking how God could have created both the monstrous tyger and the innocent lamb? How do we as human beings reconcile the existence of both good and evil?

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