Analysis William Blake's the Tyger &' Lion

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Innocence is defined as freedom from guilt or sin through being unacquainted with evil. Innocence is a theme that runs throughout Blake’s “The Lamb”, while experience is defined as the fact or state of having been affected by or gained knowledge through direct observation or participation. Experience is a theme that runs throughout Blake’s “The Tyger”. William Blake uses forms of irony, repetition and imagery to compare elements of innocence in “The Lamb” and experience in “The Tyger”. In Blake’s “The Lamb”, Blake frequently uses imagery. He uses many words that describe innocence. He says “By the stream & o’er the mead; gave thee clothing of delight, softest clothing wooly bright, gave thee such a tender voice,” meaning a peaceful place like the stream by the meadow. He creates the illusion that there is such a peaceful place where everything is bright and heavenly. An almost nursery rhyme feel is also added because Blake refers to the senses of sounds and touch, cool colors and appeals to the sense of sight. Blake accurately describes innocence in “The Lamb” as the naïve part of life when one believes in the goodness of everything. In Blake’s “The Tyger”, Blake uses repetition of sounds to add to the tone of the poem. The “b” sound is repeated all throughout the poem when Blake uses the words “burning”, “bright” and “burnt” eyes. Those words add to the experience theme of the poem. All through the poem, Blake questions God and his actions. Using phrases like, “What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry” and “What the hand dare seize the fire”, Blake adds imagery of hot colors to the poem by using words like “furnace”, “burning bright” and “anvil”. These images provoke a picture of a place of destruction like hell. In “The Tyger”, Blake shows no form of innocence unlike with “The Lamb”. A great rapper once said, “If you can make it
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