Analsys Of Tyger By Blake

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Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? The Tiger in this poem represents creation, and more specifically, nature. Blake not only points the vibrant colors of the tiger, but also its majesty and life with the phrase 'burning bright'. At first glance, one would think that the second line however is telling of the tiger's habitat. This is a very likely interpretation, one that ties into its rest of the stanza. Nevertheless, it is also possible that the forest is of night, much like the stars in which the earth dwells. This ties in with the tiger representing nature ("dwelling in a forest of the night"). By asking what Immortal eye, he is beginning to tell of the majesty of the tiger by insinuating that only an immortal hand or eye. He does not ask, 'what hand or eye' but 'what immortal hand or eye' and that is an important distinction. This calls the reader to bring to mind not only the majesty of nature, as previously mentioned, but the question of where would such majesty come from? Not only that, but Blake here uses the word 'fearful' comparing again the tiger to nature, who's perfect balance could be described as symmetry. In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? The first two lines, Blake tells of a profound passion burning deep with the eyes of the tiger bringing to mind the tiger's life and even its very spirit. Blake talks the great extent of the imagination of whoever it was who made the tiger in the third line by using a metaphor of flight. And in the 4th line he seems to as who could put the spirit into the tiger? Who could fuel the vibrant passion of nature. And what shoulder, & what art. Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to

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