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I will be discussing the ways in which the poets use animals symbolically by using poetic devices. The three poems that I have chosen are "The Tyger" by William Blake, "The Eagle" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Lastly, Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins. ...

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I will be discussing the ways in which the poets use animals symbolically by using poetic devices. The three poems that I have chosen are "The Tyger" by William Blake, "The Eagle" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Lastly, Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Alfred Lord Tennyson has used an image of an eagle to give the reader an image of a man standing on a cliff top waiting for his world to fall around him. He is in a desolate area; there is no society near him "ringed with the azure world. He stands". He watches the sea pass lower than him his world collapses beneath him n he falls. ...read more.

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These are the ways that the poet has used the eagle symbolically and to illustrate his strength and power standing high in the sky. "Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright" This is an example from "The Tyger" Metaphors of fire and blazing are emphasize by duplication of the "B" sound. The "B" sound makes it stronger and powerful to use. My second choice is "Pied Beauty". Gerard Manley Hopkins who was born in 1844 wrote this poem. The poem is tells us about all the different creatures that God has shaped. Explaining how for many belongings in nature there is a contradictory. He is also telling the reader that we should be thankful towards it and the entire God gifted. ...read more.

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Moreover, this is what William Blake is questioning. In this poem, he uses many rhetorical questions, which all point out; questioned like "did he who made the lamb make thee?" He is questioning how god could create an innocent lamb followed by such an evil creature as a tiger. He uses the tiger symbolically to demonstrate the God's intelligence. William Blake utilizes repetition and rhyme to make beat of the poem."Tyger" In conclusion, the poets have used many ways to use animals in their poems to give us a good image about the surrounding. And in order to do this they have used different techniques for example similes metaphors repetition and many more. They symbolized an Eagle to show the power of God, and cows to show us what many possessions God has gave us. ...read more.

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