“The Tyger” by: William Blake.
I believe the tiger and the lamb are metaphors for characteristics of humanity. With the human race being superior to all other creatures, how is it that we have those that are preferred lamb like and others that are feared as much as the tiger? What was he/she thinking? Why did you make us capable of being so devastating and carnivorous? So I pretty much think that William Blake meant the tyger to be use tiger, else it would go for an animal. The whole meaning of the poem is mightiness! You’re powerful, amongst the others, still nothing can outcast you. It almost seems to me that to be a human one is conditioned to find exact meaning and apply them to art. But why? This poem to me paints me a picture. A picture of a dark forest, filled with impending doom. A glowing tiger with burning eyes .How does he come to be here? The question causes the reader to think. And perhaps that was much motive this entire poem is a picture postcard and William Blake wants us to feel the power of the words and to think. My analysis would be that the poem is in fact talking about the tiger.”Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright, in the forest of the night, what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies burnt the fire it thine eyes?” (Blake, 1 & 2 stanza). Blake was trying to talk about how the tiger is a frightful animal and how powerful he is wondering how an indestructible person would create such an animal and how it became such a hostile animal.
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