On what wings dare he aspire? The poet embarks on challenging the ability of his creator to creating this mighty creature. Little Lamb who made thee Dost thou know who made thee The Lamb is a didactic poem. There were five children in the family, Blake was the second one. He wonders aloud where such a fire could have been created — whether in the sea or the sky. The first two lines of the second stanza inquire as to what possibly made the tiger such an aggressive creature.
On what wings dare he aspire? Stanza 5 line 2 The tears in the text symbolizes that it is raining down on the heavens and earth. The Lamb is a pastoral poem. The Lamb is also asked by the child who gave him such delicate bleating voice, which resounds a happy note in the surrounding valleys. This individual will then begin his personal spiritual revolution. The rhetorical technique of the poem is to pose a number of suspicious questions that receive indirect, yet quite censoriously toned answers. This essay aims to explore and discuss two of the following poems that make the audience think about poetry.
If the poem was created in a furnace then it must have been so hot this represents the rage of the tiger. What the hand, dare seize the fire? The creature seems to be abusing his power. It must have been a terrible sight to watch the tiger being created, and so it must have been a very powerful fist that could grab the tiger in its grasp. Human beings and other creatures dread the tiger for its feet and hands that makes it super fast and majestic. The aim of the poet was to demonstrate the contrarian nature of the soul and human thought. The questions intensify the emotion of the poem, but remain unanswered at the end of the poem. The former is an open reference to Jesus Christ the Lamb of God , sent by God on earth to atone sins of mankind.
It also continues from the first description of the tiger the imagery of fire with its simultaneous connotations of creation, purification, and destruction. The same question has been put repeatedly all through the first lines of the poem. It's important to remember that Blake lived in a time that had never heard of popular psychology as we understand it today. Can it be a song of joy? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? The repetition is also meant to draw the interest of the readers. An allegorical reference to blacksmith, he hypothesizes some intelligent creator developing his creation akin to a blacksmith as he cuts, hammers and forms metal after considerable toil. The poet in this stanza discusses the physical characteristics of the almighty creator, contemplating about his various physical features. The lamb is a universal symbol of selfless innocence, Jesus the Lamb is the gentle imagination, the Divine Humanity.
How can we account for good and evil in the world? He slowly arrives at the question as how would a God be when he hath created such a scary creature walking freely in the jungle. The thorns, which line their paths, link their suffering to that of Christ. In what furnace was thy brain? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? Lamb The Lamb represents innocence and goodness. It is eternal winter there. Life of William Blake William Blake was the most remarkable poet among the precursors of the Romantic Revival in English.
William Blake's poem The Tyger is a poem that alludes to the darker side of creation, when its benefits are less obvious than simple joys. The broader point is one that many Christian believers have had to grapple with: if God is all-loving, why did he make such a fearsome and dangerous animal? Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Instead of asking who could have created the fearsome tiger, the poet asks who would have dared to do so. The Romantics poetry through the sublime is beyond comprehension and spiritual fullness. Theme: God, Creation Tone: Curious and playful but possibly scared depending on the interpretation. In the poem night stands for ignorance, out of which the forest of false social institutions is made.
The speaker in the poem is puzzled at the sight of a tiger in the night, and he asks it a series of questions about its fierce appearance and about the creator who made it. When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? And when the job was done, the speaker wonders, how would the creator have felt? William Blake is slowly coming to the point of his argument, God. The Tyger by William Blake: Summary and Critical Analysis The Tyger by William Blake is taken from The Songs of Experience. Second, the poem allows for many interpretations. The poem slowly points out to the final question therein.
This means that in nature there must be a balance and it is the tiger that brings this balance therefore whatever has a beginning must certainly have an end. This poem then takes a good look at religion, questioning it, analyzing it. The Lamb identifies with Christ to form a Trinity of child, Lamb and Redeemer. Based on that interpretation the final line in the stanza could be claiming that the creator who sent his son to die for the sins of humanity also sent the sinners to live among humans. Did he who made the Lamb make thee? Christ has another name, that is, Lamb, because Christ is meek and mild like lamb.