The poem itself is written in simple, singsong verse, perhaps intending to reflect the simple mind of the child. The child also appears quite incurious by only asking questions to which he thinks he already knows the answer (‘Little lamb who made thee….Little Lamb I’ll tell thee). ‘The Lamb’ can be focuses very much on the side of God that creates and the God as it is understood by the childish mind (in the form of Jesus, meek and mild). There is also a sense of unity between the child and the Lamb (and therefore between the child and God) which is shown by the child’s understanding that He who made the lamb also made the child and a sense of being part of the natural world and the divine world. This idea of unity may also perhaps be a vague reference to the Trinity and the Lamb being Jesus, the child being the Holy Spirit and the creator of them both being the Lord.
Little lamb, God bless thee!" William Blake’s poem The Lamb uses the tone and structure of a children’s song to pose fundamental questions of humanity, and to make a statement on the nature of faith. Part of his collection Songs of Innocence, the poem has the lamb be a symbol for Jesus Christ (also known as the Lamb of God), and by extension the traditional Christian values of innocence and peace. Creationism is a recurring theme in Blake’s art and it is clear, through his poetry and paintings, that Blake was both fascinated and haunted by the concept of a divine creator. While The Lamb is about a real physical lamb on the surface, the subtext of the poem is clearly rooted in Christian faith, for the lamb is representative of Jesus Christ; the physical incarnation of the deity.
The Lamb is about someone apostrophising the lamb, and talking to it about how God made it. The lamb is described as a creation that makes everyone happy. In the poem Blake compares God to a boy. A prominent theme is the poem could be the theme of faith (Christian faith and it’s teachings.) In contrast, The Tyger is about Blake talking to and questioning God.
“The lamb” and “the tyger” are two different poems written by William Blake. One called “songs of innocence” the other “songs of experience”. Both poems follow an AABB rhyme method and both talk about their creator. When you read the two poems one after the other you can really see both sides of the story, and it is wonderful. An alternative name for Jesus is the lamb “the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world…”, so in the first couple sentences I thought it was Jesus talking to a lamb; but as I read on I saw it was just the narrator asking questions to the lamb and then answering them in the second half.
The parables do not explain much about the past and sometimes leave the reader asking, “What happened next?” A lot of times the ending of the parable is missing and Jesus expects us to give that ending. It is important to learn the lesson being taught by these parables. By using parables, Jesus is able to teach his disciples by using the simple words. The parable of the Prodigal Son is found in Luke 15:11-32. Before the parable, Jesus is being criticized by the Pharisees and the scribes for receiving sinners and eating with them.
This structure enables the poet to retell the story and within each new stanza Wordsworth adds more information with regards to the disappearance in a simple, communicative manner. This enables him to create a story-like form which is easy to understand. The sound pattern follows the traditional abab rhythm associated with Literary Ballard’s and is present throughout with no deviation. Within the Literary Ballard Sibilant alliteration is used creating soft gentle sounds ‘the sweetest thing that ever grew’…‘the sweet face of Lucy Gray’. The repetition of these sounds creates a mournful pattern of melancholy and sadness surrounding the disappearance as the reader if forced to acknowledge Lucy’s sweet and innocence and that she did not deserve her fate like many other children who disappear under similar, mysterious circumstances.
Through the form of a verse novel he supports the idea that all humans seek a sense of belonging, and that without it our lives have little meaning. Yet Herrick also subverts some conventional understandings of belonging by showing that belonging can come from strange and unexpected situations, and is not just limited to one place or one person. Herrick conveys all of this through the different perspectives of Billy, Old Bill and Caitlin; employing a range of verse and narrative techniques to show their gradual sense of
Not teenagers even, but kids: “I was a child and she was a child.” This lets us know just how rare and special their love was, but it also tips us off that maybe there’s something not quite right here. He also repeats the line: “in the kingdom by the sea.” This reminds us where we are, but also creates the hypnotic, repeating effect that Poe loves. It’s the same trick he uses in the next line, when he tells us that he and Annabel “loved with a love that was more than love.” He wants to let us know that their love was special and intense, even though they were so young. So, the speaker uses the word love three times in the same line, which is a pretty gutsy move for a poet. This love was apparently so amazingly strong that the “seraphs” (that’s just a fancy word for “angels”) in heaven noticed them.
Reading response 4 The poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” focus on a similar topic of religion and creation. There are symbolic references of Jesus in “The Lamb” including the actual lamb, and the child. This poem explores the beauty and innocence that God had created in the earth. It begins with the child asking the lamb who made him, and during the course of the poem it is revealed that the child knew the answer all along and says that the lamb was made by another lamb (Jesus/God). The lines “He is meek & he is mild, He became a little child” shows that the creator of the lamb and the child is a kind and beautiful god.
This could be interpreted as Yeats’ journey from innocence to cynicism. Structurally speaking, ‘The Stolen child’ is quite regular, being written in iambic tetrameter and with the inclusion of rhyme in every line. Both these choices further define this poem as a reminiscence of the tales which remind Yeats of childhood and the naivety which comes with it. This could be construed as the poet longing to return to the past where everything was more