Fire The imagery of fire evokes the fierceness and potential danger of the tiger, which itself represents what is evil or dreaded. Tsunamies, wars, killing, murder, lying, cheating, plotting evil against another for another's demise, and as spoken about way back then of the furture in 2 Timothy in the New Testament how this generation would be. We must also take a of the poem. In what furnace was thy brain? I read this poem at age 16. Reading it, you can't help but get the feeling this poem is about way more than the biggest cat in the world.
His words create striking images used to question religion and contrast good and evil. This is a question of creative responsibility and of will, and the poet carefully includes this moral question with the consideration of physical power. Fangs : long sharp teeth The tiger has his terrifying fangs. The qualities of the original and pure man must be freed by using this tiger- like force of the soul. What being could possibly control it.
The thing you have to keep in mind about Blake is that he was very much a Mystic and a Romantic, he believe that Imagination was both the body of God, and the very essence of human existence. These two lines symbolize the physical creation of the Tyger and what guides it, the brain. Mark Posted on 2009-04-14 by a guest. God didn't create any of us to be puppets He could control. Does it even exist in a concrete sense? Posted on 2010-02-22 by a guest. Also, Silver Kiss is nice. Yes, but only as much as Moby Dick is about an albino sperm whale.
On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand, dare seize the fire? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? With his shining eyes, he keeps looking at the bright stars. When the reader truly visualizes the intensity of the first two lines, the image is quite striking both in beauty and something akin to fear or foreboding. I think he is saying that God has made a terrible thing in Blake's eyes yet it is beautiful and fearful. Rhyming couplets are found throughout the poem. He has brilliant shining eyes. Man was to toil by his brow in hard work as women would suffer in pain as figuritive in child birth.
Each stanza poses certain questions with a vague subject Tyger in consideration. Line 1 is an example of synecdoche, a literary device used when a part represents the whole or the whole represents a part. The poet embarks on challenging the ability of his creator to creating this mighty creature. In conclusion, the poet ends his poem with perspectives of innocence and experience, both a subject of great interest to him. When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? God and the devil are opposites.
Explanation of stanza 2 Looking at the imprisoned tiger, the poet is filled with pity. If you don't think forging metal is hot or dangerous, you might want to visit even a modern-day steel mill. On what wings dare he aspire? Stanza 3 And what shoulder, and what art Could twist the sinews of thy heart? He would be showing his white fangs and claws while moving here and there. As apparent, the poet is getting impatient and embarks on questioning the faith and its overalls. Just as today the tiger is a symbol of endangered wildlife, so for Blake, the animal is important as a symbol - but of what? Posted on 2008-04-08 by a guest Post your Analysis Message This may only be an analysis of the writing. It is truly a creature that stands out, one that can be pictured in the skies heaven or the deeps hell, or some place just as terrible. The man with a revolutionary spirit can use such powers to fight against the evils of experience.
Good and evil would keep struggling against itself in and on the Earth and towards mankind. Tyger Tyger burning bright, In the forests of the night: What immortal hand or eye, Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? According to Christian tradition, God created the universe and placed angels at the top of his hierarchy. Explanation of stanza 3 Here the poet imagines what the tiger would be doing in case he failed to find any prey in his natural habitat. Explanation of stanza 4 The poet sees the tiger logged in a concrete cell in the zoo. Wings Wings represent the daring spirit of the creator. That God desires men to be passionate and not subservient and submissive. Using this image, he asks whether this same hand could create the innocent lamb and the menacing the tiger.
The poet is moved to pity for the tiger. Did he who made the Lamb make thee? He would be sitting by some water hole and waiting for some plump deer to pass that way. On what wings dare he aspire? We are all tigers, killers, but not guilty beings on our way to Hell. The poet wonders how the creator would have felt after completing his creation. He looks majestic as he moves slowly and quietly in his cage. A blacksmith uses these tools to make objects out of super-hot metal.
These words have been reiterated from above. A: The tiger would be moving around the houses in a nearby village. It also continues from the first description of the tiger the imagery of fire with its simultaneous connotations of creation, purification, and destruction. The Tyger represents the raw, unadulterated forces of Nature. Compared to other poems of the same length, there is a lot more rhyming. He is full of rage but is quiet.