Can we call "The Tyger" a romantic poem?
It is worthy of note that the third principal poet of the earliest phase of the Romantic movement in England was William Blake. Certainly, then, Blake's poem entitled "The Tyger" can be considered a Romantic poem. This poem explodes with the imagination, emotion, lyricism, and spiritual vision that characterized the Romantic movement.
As Blake addresses the tiger, he alludes to God and the supernatural.
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Further, Blake personifies the animal and addresses it as though it were a creature of more than the natural world.
In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
Throughout the verses, the poet makes references to nature—references that are characteristic of Romantic literature. Such references to nature are those that mention the skies, the stars, night, heaven, water, fire, and the forests.
This poem's exuberance, lyricism, musical verse, and interest in the mysterious make it an excellent example of Romantic poetry.