“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 complexity of its central image. Most scholars concur that the tiger personifies the rage of destruction.
Just as “The Lamb,” “The Tyger” opens with a question about the one who created him. In the earlier poem, the answer is obvious. “The Tyger”, on the other hand, represents a chain of questions that are left unanswered.
In Songs of Innocence, ferocious beasts epitomize the force inimical to the...
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