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Analysing 'The Tyger' , a poem by William Blake

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Analysing 'The Tyger' , a poem by William Blake This is a nice poem and I really did like it a lot. It is by an old poet called William Blake. He wrote this poem about a tiger and about how God could make one. You can tell this because in the first paragraph he asks you what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry. This must mean God as only God is immortal and he is asking what God could make a tiger because frame means make. In the first line there are some words that he repeats and there is some good alliteration which means that the words begin with the same letter and this makes it easy to remember. ...read more.

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This is because he uses a lot of imagery. In the second verse Blake begins to ask lots of questions. He asks these all the way in the poem and in this writing I am going to speak about these and explain what they mean. He asks in what distant deeps or skies burnt the fire of thine eyes and he means that he wants to know where the tiger was made. Then he asks on what wings dare he aspire but this is much harder to understand and I don't know what he could mean but when he says what the hand dare seize the fire I think he might be saying that it is hard to hold fire. But of course he doesn't mean fire he means tiger because this is a good metaphor. ...read more.

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And when he asks if the same God made the tiger and the Lamb I think he could be meaning Jesus because Jesus is called a lamb in the bible. He thinks it is strange that the same God could make something kind and gentle like a lamb as well as something evil and cruel like a tiger. In the last paragraph he asks the same as in the first except if God dares to make a tiger. I am going to finish my essay and tell you what I think about this poem. I think that the writer is a very good poet because he uses his imagination and he shows this because he uses metaphors which make you think. He uses alliteration and rhyme and rhythm, too. All in all I think that Blake has written a good poem which I liked a lot. ...read more.

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