What are some connotations of "The Tyger" by William Blake?

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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 "connotations" in plural form, for a poem or any piece of literature can have multiple connotations. A connotation is the deeper meaning the reader takes from the work; it does not have to reflect the connotation the writer hoped to impart--as long as it is based on an accurate reading of the text. 

To draw connotations from "The Tyger," it's helpful to compare it to its matching poem. Blake wrote "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience," two collections of poetry that demonstrated his belief that "without contraries is no progression." Often two separate poems will have the same title, such as "The Chimney Sweeper " or "Holy Thursday." Such pairings represent contrasting views of the same subject, the first viewed from the perspective of "innocence" and the second viewed from the perspective of...

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