Country life r. “by the stream and o’er the mead” s. Literary setting for us as readers v. Conclusion “The Lamb” is a Christian poem written by William Blake that utilizes a lamb to symbolize and explain how God created everything in the universe. A child, who is asking a lamb where he came from, speaks this poem. However, the child already knows the answer. The purpose of “The Lamb” is to show God’s love for mankind. William Blake, an English poet, wrote “The Lamb” in 1789.
Blake reminds the reader that Christ has provided everything from food to clothing to life in general. “The Lamb” was meant to spark a renewal in one’s religious beliefs. In addition, the idea of simplicity and purity in thought is evident in the structure of “The Lamb.” Not only is the poem short in length, but it also makes use of simple word choices. In comparison to “The Lamb” which promotes total faith and devotion to God, William Blake’s poem “The Tyger” focuses on the ideas of religion and creationism versus nature in a more questioning light. “The Lamb” presents creation in a simplistic light of all things being made by God, where as “The Tyger” seeks to understand the motivation behind creation.
Through the divinity and humanity of the Christ, Christians and believers share the stories through word of mouth. The Son of God is also evident from the sacred texts of the Gospel testimonies which include the wonders and recoveries on people achieved by Jesus, and from the witness to his death, resurrection and ascension into heaven by his followers and other eyewitnesses. The beliefs of the divinity recognise his relationship to God as Son. Jesus’s divinity showed Jesus’ role to be the salvation of humanity and to resurrect and rise to defeat death. In the Gospel of John 1:14 “The Word became
The Tyger is something more sinister and complicated. Like in this quote “Could twist the sinews of thy heart?/And when thy heart began to beat,/ What dread hand? & what dread feet? (Lines 10-12).” An article by Martin Price, Called Songs of Innocence and Experience, states that “The Lamb, the creator “calls himself a Lamb/ He is meek, & he is mild;/He became a little child.” In The Tyger the creator again is like what he creates… (Martin 17).” Which shows my early statement about Blake’s The Lamb and The Tyger. A similarity between the two poems by Blake would have to be the
William Blake’s “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” – William Blake’s poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” can be viewed as summarizations of Blake’s own world views concerning nature and metaphysics, posing deep philosophical questions regarding the structure of the existence and creation. That is to say, through the figures of the respective animals, Blake’s poetry provides an investigation into fundamental themes of what it means to exist in general, postulating the diversity of creation and what such creation means from a greater metaphysical perspective. It is this metaphysical perspective which can be said to harbour Blake’s own religious views, as the poems indicate a certain commitment to Christianity, especially in the poem “The Lamb.” In contrast, “The Tyger” shows this same religious dimension by meditating on the power and diversity of creation itself: the kindness of the Christian God as presented in the lamb is replaced by a god who is subject to his own creation in the form of the tiger. Accordingly, Blake’s careful attention to the physical details of the lamb and the tiger in these two poems becomes a means by which Blake can articulate his views on creation. However, judging by the contrast in the animals in terms of the innocence of the lamb and the violent power of the tiger, Blake illuminates two sides of creation – the passivity of the lamb in the delicacy of its existence, and the overwhelming power of the tiger which shows the capacity for potency within nature, thus evoking the creative potential of God.
Mark Twain said, “Kindness (Love) is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” That is the language that Jesus spoke. This leads me to my next point. My impression of Jesus in the book of Mark is a Man of love on a mission. Service is the outward expression of love. Jesus was our best example of love and service.
The lamb here, just like almost every other time a lamb has been used in literature, symbolizes Jesus, innocence, and sacrifice. This symbolism makes Hassan admirable, but he has no power. He is completely powerless against Assef. Another example of the power struggle is between Amir and Hassan. Only one of the boys, however, is aware of it.
They say that Bible teaches us to worship God by playing music the way it is written in the book of Psalms. Angelic beings and twenty-four elders are also using music to worship sovereign God, which is true. It is clear that the Holy Scripture says that music is primarily way for people to praise and worship God. So the godly spiritual music melody should sound peaceful, lift up people’s spirit and have positive influence on people’s hearts and minds. What about metal and hard rock music melody?
Donne’s opinion leans more towards the thought of every man needs one another to survive which makes each individual man represent one part of a whole as Donne states. This is also a very religious point of view representing the Christian lifestyle. Christians are very fond of believing that we are all as one and this is shown in Giotto’s Crucifix which shows Jesus, the only son of God sent to save God’s people and rid them of sin, as he is crucified on the cross for the better of his father’s children. With us as God’s children we as man represent one family made up of each individual on earth. Samuel Menashe’s poem “Adam Means Earth,” he uses Adam the first human sent to earth to show that he is the beginnings of our existence on earth sent by God.
Parables are engaging stories that relate to real life circumstances, they illustrate a moral or teaching while adding the interest of a story with characters and plot. Parables have no definite interpretation, they urge people to determine the message individually. (Senior, 1992) One of the parables found in both the gospels of Luke and Matthew is the parable of the Lost Sheep, the reference to sheep is also mentioned by the Prophet Ezekiel in the Old Testament. The Prophet Ezekiel shares the message of God with the people, the message that God has seen the way the leaders and Kings have failed as shepherds. That they abuse and reap benefits from the flock but do not tend and care for them, as