William Blake “the Tyger”
"The Tyger In this counterpart poem to “The Lamb” in Songs of Innocence Blake offers another view of God through His creation. Whereas the lamb implied God's tenderness and mercy, the tiger suggests His ferocity and power. In the poem ‘The Tyger” by William Blake written in 1794 William Blake utilizes quatrains in a fairytale like structure to highlight the triumphant human awareness in this hymn of purity.
Blake lived a very religious life “The Blakes were dissenters and believed to have belonged to the Moravian Church.” I believe this influenced blakes life because the tiger in the poem “The Tyger” symbolizes how soft and cute it is, then tells it that God made it and how wonderful that is. This also influenced blake to question religion, politics, poetry itself, history, science, and philosophy.
Even today “The Tyger” is read today “elementary students read it because it rhymes and it talks about tiger and high school students read it because of the difficulty”. The poem is very helpful and inspirational for both students and adults. “The tyger” was published with a series of poems called the “songs of experience” in 1794. Blake wrote these poems during the radical period which was a time of passion and imagination. The passion and imagination were the things that influenced blake to write.
William blake uses alliteration in the poem “ Tyger Tyger burning bright” he uses it with the t’s and the b’s.
The poem consists of six quatrains. Each quatrain contains two couplets .The poem is a twenty-four-line poem with twelve couplets and six stanzas. The question in the final stanza repeats the wording of the first stanza. In lines 6-12 more than half of the lines end with William Blake asking the reader a question.
William Blakes work has influenced countless writers, poets and painters, and his legacy is often apparent in modern popular culture....