The main question that I feel that Blake is asking in the two poems is that how can the same God make such a vicious animal and also make such an innocent animal. In "The Tiger" the God in it is strong, dark and sinister. He is described as a dark blacksmith. The next quotation shows this. "What hammer? What chain dare its deadly terrors clasp"?
This comes from the end of verse four. The mention of tools and the dark line at the end gives me the image of a God working in a hot and fiery hell. This image would have reminded readers of the factories of the industrial revolution. Blake in verse four is all questions, to show that there is a lot of confusion in the verse.
In "The Lamb" the poem is very well structured. In the first verse it has the questions and in the second verse it has all the answers. If you were only to look at the... [continues]
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