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In writing "The Tyger," William Blake wanted to express the organic connection between ourselves and the natural environment. When Blake wrote the poem, Britain was experiencing a great deal of...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2020 10:32 am UTC

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“The Tyger” is one of the most famous poems by Blake from his Songs of Experience. It forms a parallel to “The Lamb” from Songs of Innocence. Copious interpretations of “The Tyger” reflect a...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 7:38 pm UTC

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In the term "fearful symmetry," Blake refers to the problem of aesthetics or beauty. The Tyger is a beautiful animal. It has bright eyes, and it "burns bright" with intense energy. It has been...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2021 11:00 am UTC

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Tone is the author's attitude toward the subject of the work that comes through in the word choice, syntax, and structure of the piece. Tone is not always consistent within a given literary work....

Latest answer posted July 6, 2019 3:21 am UTC

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The Romantics believed that they could find the spirit of God through nature. They believed this because they thought (at least many of them did) that since God created the natural world, this...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2018 9:26 pm UTC

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The question that is asked repeatedly in William Blake's "The Tyger" is who is the creator of this "fearful symmetry," this correspondence of evil that exists in the awesome forces of nature? In...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2017 4:21 am UTC

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The Tyger by William Blake is a poem exploring the nature of the Creator. Throughout the poem, the speaker lists attributes of the tyger and then poses a question about how such a thing could be...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2018 5:27 pm UTC

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In 1789, William Blake published a collection called Songs of Innocence. The poems within were mainly happy, innocent, and pastoral. In 1794, Blake added a second section and called the book Songs...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2020 1:11 am UTC

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The central question that lies behind this famous poem concerns the origins of evil. The tiger in this poem is seen as a pure expression of malevolence and power in its strength and majesty....

Latest answer posted February 13, 2012 2:22 pm UTC

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It is key to realise that in this great poem that is part of Blake's stunning collection of poetry, Songs of Innocence and Experience, the speaker is so impressed and overpowered by the tiger and...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2011 9:08 pm UTC

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William Blake wrote two corresponding sets of verses called "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience." In "Songs of Innocence," Blake looked on life as if through the eyes of a child; he...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2016 2:41 am UTC

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In his famous poem "The Tyger," William Blake uses frequent alliteration and a simple rhyme scheme, both of which give the poem a somewhat sing-song rhythm. Those qualities and the simplicity of...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019 3:55 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2017 6:50 pm UTC

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Blake's poem "The Lamb" consists of two stanzas, each one of ten short lines. The lines are six or seven syllables in length, with slight variations from trochaic trimeter. Lines 9 and 10 are...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019 2:15 pm UTC

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The narrator of "The Tyger" asks so many questions because he is genuinely perplexed about the nature of God. The key question in the poem is: Did he who made the Lamb make thee? We remember that...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2018 1:03 pm UTC

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For Blake, the stars symbolize the power of cold reason, which he greatly despised. Like many of his contemporaries, Blake was deeply impressed by the rapid advancement of scientific knowledge....

Latest answer posted August 7, 2018 8:18 am UTC

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The literary element of William Blake's "TheTyger" that remains most with the reader is the compelling rhythm. Blake's is a wonderfully lyrical poem. This lyricism of the poem advances the idea...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2010 1:39 pm UTC

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William Blake's poem “The Tyger” was an early work from the British Romantic era. Blake included the poem, along with some original illustrations (he was an artist, too), in a poetry collection...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2016 12:56 am UTC

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Poetic elements used in the poem "The Tyger" by English writer William Blake include: Rhyme In each stanza of this poem, the first two lines rhyme and the last two lines rhyme. The rhyme scheme in...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2015 8:37 pm UTC

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The implied creator of "The Lamb" is Jesus, the Lamb of God. The poem asks, "Little Lamb, who made thee?" and the question is answered in the second half of the poem where the poet says, "He is...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2019 8:46 pm UTC

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Blake's philosophy and religious beliefs form one of the greatest puzzles in literature. Blake seems to celebrate both the positive and negative forces in the universe, to believe both sides are...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2019 8:48 pm UTC

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These two lines are generally believed to be an allusion to John Milton's Paradise Lost, specifically these lines: They, astonished, all resistance lost,All courage, down their weapons dropt....

Latest answer posted April 29, 2018 7:55 am UTC

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In order to paraphrase a text, one needs to simply restate what the author is saying using words other then those used by the author of the text. Therefore, in order to paraphrase the poem The...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2012 9:34 am UTC

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In "The Tyger," poet William Blake poses numerous questions about the creation of the tiger. Three mysteries surface from these questions: the tiger's physical characteristics, the tiger's vicious...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019 11:21 pm UTC

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In William Blake's poem "The Tyger," Blake is criticizing the unnatural reality of industrialization. Blake sees nature as a holy creation that is to be revered, while industrialization is a...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2018 2:00 am UTC

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In "The Tyger," Blake takes time to ruminate on what kind of God could make a creature as fearsome as a tiger. In doing so, he employs an eighteenth-century concept known as "the sublime." The...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2018 11:50 pm UTC

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Besides the color of the tiger, the use of “burning” to describe the animal may have another connotation. When the speaker asks “What immortal hand or eye / Could frame thy fearful symmetry,” the...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2018 5:19 am UTC

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William Blake was a Romantic poet. Based upon this, his poetry tended to revolve around the importance nature and imagination. One could argue that, in the poem, Blake questioned nature and its...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2011 8:30 am UTC

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The paradox in "The Tyger" is framed in a series of questions which the speaker asks the tyger. Simply put, the paradox is how a loving, all-knowing God, who makes things so wonderful and innocent...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2012 2:03 pm UTC

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In “The Lamb,” Blake’s images are soft and light, suggesting innocence and purity. The speaker questions who made the lamb and says that its creator gave it soft wool, “clothing of delight.” In...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019 12:34 am UTC

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Blake was a very religious man and apparently a strict fundamentalist who believed that every word of the story of creation in Genesis in the Old Testament is literally true. Many people still...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2015 11:02 pm UTC

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Blake depicts the tiger as a ferocious yet beautiful beast in “The Tyger.” The speaker addresses the tiger and wonders who made it in such “fearful symmetry.” Tigers are known to be fierce animals,...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2019 7:05 pm UTC

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In "The Tyger," the speaker seems to question that such a creator could even exist by saying: What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? At the close, the question is rephrased...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019 7:36 am UTC

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"The Tyger" and "The Lamb" are two poems which Blake published in his poetic collections Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794). "Tyger" is actually an archaic spelling of the...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2019 5:13 pm UTC

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In "The Tyger," the speaker asks the tiger who or what could have made him. Noting the phrase "immortal hand," the suggestion is that the speaker is asking the tiger what kind of god would create...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2016 5:22 pm UTC

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When you juxtapose the two poems “The Tyger” and “The Lamb” you get a battle of the rhythms, where one is fierce and the other is innocent. Together, they are like two halves of the same song....

Latest answer posted May 21, 2013 10:17 pm UTC

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One theme of Blake's poem is the mystery of how a God that could create a creature as gentle as a lamb—and identify the lamb with his son, Jesus—could also make a creature as fearful and...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2019 8:39 pm UTC

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A poem about the nature of divine creation, Blake's "The Tyger" investigates the notion of creative intent and inspiration in a rather original religious context. The poem also invites us to...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2015 5:44 pm UTC

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William Blake was a metaphysical poet, meaning that his poems often held connotations about the deeper questions of life and the meaning of existence. I like that you have have asked about...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2016 7:17 pm UTC

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On a literal level, Blake's poem questions what kind of god fashioned a creature as beautiful and fearsome as a tiger. The poem raises more questions than it answers. On a literal level, the...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 4:36 am UTC

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William Blake's entire poem is filled with rhetorical questions that show awe toward the creative force behind the powerful and dangerous tiger. The first question asks "what immortal hand or eye...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2016 9:40 pm UTC

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Blake's "The Tyger" appears in his Songs of Innocence and Experience as a song of "experience." These poems appear to be nursery rhymes, but in fact the idea at work behind Blake's "innocence and...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 4:42 pm UTC

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"The Tyger describes what a frightening creature the tiger is and questions over and over what kind of god could make such an animal. In the second stanza, the poet asks what god ("immortal...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2016 12:25 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2009 5:18 am UTC

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Enjambment is derived from a French word that means to step over. In a poem, enjambment means to move from one line of verse to another without any kind of end punctuation mark. The reader is meant...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2018 11:32 pm UTC

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"The Tyger" by William Blake is a major example of the Romantic Movement's reaction against the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment. Enlightenment authors had exalted "Man" and, in particular,...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2020 8:04 pm UTC

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It is difficult to put elements of "The Tyger" into "like/dislike" categories, a process which oversimplifies a complex poem. That being said, I like the language of the poem. For example: And...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2018 12:01 pm UTC

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William Blake wrote “The Tyger” 1794 and published it in a book of poetry Songs of Experience. The language of the poem makes the it easy to read; however, the poem is steeped in rhetorical...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2013 5:05 am UTC

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The "Tyger" is the dominant image of the poem, and the language which Blake uses to describe the animal often connotes fire (e.g., "burning bright," "Burnt the fire of thine eyes," "dare seize the...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2019 3:49 pm UTC

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When analyzing a poem, it can be helpful to put what the poem contains in contrast to what one would reasonably expect to find. This is especially helpful with Blake, who seems highly self-aware of...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2019 11:06 pm UTC

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