Could you help find structural, sense devices, symbolism, theme, and detail meaning for "The Lamb" and "The Tyger"?

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susan3smith eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Blake's poems "The Lamb" and "The Tyger" are companion poems.  The first poses the question:  Who made the lamb?  The second asks, did he who make the lamb also make the tiger.  The first has an easy answer.  The lamb was made by Jesus, or god.  Jesus was a little child and he was known as the lamb.  Thus, the lamb becomes a symbol of goodness and innocence.  However, the imagery surrounding the tiger is much darker.  Obviously the tiger with its "fearful symmetry" is a work of art as well.  Fiery images connoting metal forging and hell predominate in this poem.  The tiger becomes a symbol of evil.  Thus, the question/answer structure of "The Lamb" is not completed in "The Tyger."  The first poem has a clear question and a clearly stated answer.  The second has only questions that are not answered.  Did he who made good also make evil?  Do good and evil come from the same source?  And another question is implied: if god made both good and evil, is he then a benelovent god?