The poems “The Tyger” and “The Lamb” contrast each other in many ways. For example, The tone of these two poems are very different. The tone in “The Tyger” is one of dread, fear, and questioning; we see an example of this in lines
As summarized by Steph Craps, David Dabydeen’s Turner, is essentially a poem which brings to the attention to the reader the immortal presence of past injustices. Steph Craps read Dabydeen’s Turner, as a poem emphasizing the closing of the gap between the past and the present where the injustices of the past usurp the possibility for mobility and agency of present and future generations. Craps derived the hauntological aspect of Dabydeen’s Turner, where the victims of past injustices hover and haunt the present in their search for justice. David Dabydeen’s Turner, is a depiction of a drowning slave’s failed attempt to “fabricate a new self and a new history” within a society that is “trapped by the powerful forces of the past” (Craps 2010
In Blake’s poem he shows the lamb to be innocent almost naive. He first asks the lamb who made it. This is foreshadowing for the second stanza when Blake tells the lamb he was made by god in his image. Even going so far to tell the lamb that he was named after god himself. This lamb that Blake is talking to is actually a small child.
The Tyger By using literary devices and an empowering tone, “The Tyger” by William Blake reveals that people must have the determination to fight back against an almighty force. The poem is attempting to empower the people to fight back. Devices such as diction, syntax, figurative language, and imagery add to the tone. Diction and syntax are used to set the tone immediately and add description. Diction is the word choice the author uses.
“Lamb to the Slaughter” & “Jury of her Peers” Thesis Statement - The two short stories “Lamb to the Slaughter” and “Jury of her Peers” share many similarities like the women killing their husbands as well as the theme which is women are under underestimated. The two stories also share differences like how important the motive of the murder of the husbands and how they each mean something in their own story. One of the major key parts in each of the stories is when the wife or main character brutally murders her husband. Both wives were described as an ordinary lady of their time period at one point or another in the story. Both kind, sweet, and very friendly to neighbors as well as friends.
This poem has a lot of repetition and uses childlike language, which places it in Songs of Innocence. In The Tyger by William Blake this poem belongs to Songs of Experience and asks the question of who would create such a terrifying creature as the tiger. Also, this poem asks whether the same creator made the lamb. This poem informs the reader of what purpose tigers serve in nature; Tigers instil fear and keep nature in check. The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake is about a young boy who is sold to be a chimney sweeper by his father, after his mother passed away.
Dharker uses various poetic techniques such as simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration, imagery and metaphor to portray how the people in this poor community sees water - as a precious divine gift from god, a blessing that has been bestowed upon them. She also uses a third person objective narrator to give the readers a wider perspective of the situation as compared to the narrower and more subjective view of one of the people in the slum.
Personification is a great tool that enhances small details throughout the poem. Tennyson also uses alliteration throughout the entire poem. In line 37, the phrase “reapers, reaping” and “bearded barley” are both examples of
Jean Toomer’s “Georgia Dusk” reveals the remaining influence of slavery on a newly freed African American society. The title is especially relevant within Toomer’s poem, as it signifies a motif that exhibits lightness and darkness within the poem. “Georgia Dusk” signifies this fusion through the word “dusk”, or the time when day transforms into night. This has a possible relation to Toomer’s identity as a mixed-race person, in that he has several racial identities. Thus, the title could signify Toomer’s relations to both African American and white society.
These two pieces of poetry also personify love by using human actions that can symbolize how humans react towards our emotions. One thing that they contrast in is that the author of “The Clod and the Pebble”, William Blake, shows both sides to love throughout his verse while Lady Mary Wroth, the author of “Song” depicts only the negative side. Despite their differences, poetry is made to show a wise opinion and perspective towards a theme or situation