The Lamb v The Tiger

The Lamb v The Tiger - Critical Analysis William Blake's...

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Critical Analysis William Blake’s most famous works of poetry came from his two volumes; “songs of innocence,” and “songs of experience.” He wrote six poems in total, three in each set followed by some wonderful artistry on the side. In this essay I am going to contrast two of his works; The Lamb and The Tiger . I will also compare their similarities, although, since Blake composed both they are relatively similar in both style and theme. The Lamb comes from the “songs of innocence” was intended for children. It uses simple vocabulary, repetition, and easy to comprehend cheerful ideas. The Tiger on the other hand, came from the “songs of experience.” This volume is contrasting in the way that it was intended for a more educated audience, with a higher vocabulary, realistic ideas, and a pessimistic view. In comparison, Blake questions both poems in the way these animals were created. For example, The Lamb is assumed to be Jesus of Nazareth but the way Blake uses lines such as, “For He calls himself a Lamb.” In
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