The Lamb And The Tyger By William Blake

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The poems by William Blake are about experience and innocence through one’s life.The Tyger by William Blake is taken from The Songs of Experience. The tiger itself is a symbol of a fierce soul that goes through the bonds of experience. The tiger also stands for a saintful spirit that will not be downcast by restrictions, but will arise against the rules of life.The Lamb by William Blake is taken from The Songs of Innocence.The poem is a child’s song, in the form of a question and answer,the child in the poem into the deep and timeless questions that all human beings have, about their own origins and the nature of creation. In life, as in literature people go through moments of innocence, which then leads to experience through problems and other aspects of life.Throughout both poems various things are perceived, such as the visualizations of someone growing and changing, the notion that as one grows, they become twisted by the world around them, as well as expressing the true nature of life and what one’s role in life.

The idea of how when an individual grows, they change to find out who they are is shown in these poems. In both The Tyger and The Lamb, change is represented. In the text of The Lamb it shows a child asking a question aloud of who they are and who made them. This represents a lost theme and image as to why they exist and who they should be or become. The response to the child 's question is presented by someone who says the lines of “for he calls himself a

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