The Complete Poems by William BlakeOne of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, mystic and visionary. His work ranges from the deceptively simple and lyrical Songs of Innocence and their counterpoint Experience - which juxtapose poems such as The Lamb and The Tyger, and The Blossom and The Sick Rose - to highly elaborate, apocalyptic works, such as The Four Zoas, Milton and Jerusalem. Throughout his life Blake drew on a rich heritage of philosophy, religion and myth, to create a poetic worlds illuminated by his spiritual and revolutionary beliefs that have fascinated, intrigued and enchanted readers for generations.
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Literary critic Alfred Kazin calls it "the most famous of his poems",  and The Cambridge Companion to William Blake says it is "the most anthologized poem in English". Blake  featuring 54 plates. The illustrations are arranged differently in some copies, while a number of poems were moved from Songs of Innocence to Songs of Experience. Blake continued to print the work throughout his life. Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies, Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
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The Tyger is not a simplistic poem as it yields many interpretations. As for God, his creations are just beautiful and transcend the notions of good-evil. The poem slowly and gradually leads to asking some troubling questions. Each stanza poses certain questions with a vague subject Tyger in consideration. The poet wonders how the creator would have felt after completing his creation. Is he also the creator of the lamb? The poem flows with a rhythmic synchronization with a regular meter, the hammering is relevant to blacksmith herein.
Post a Comment. Published in as part of his collection Songs of Experience see plate from book at right. The choice of the spelling "tyger" has been interpreted as being for dramatic effect because the use of tyger rather than tiger was already dwindling at the time of publication. In the late 18th century it was also quite unusual for writers to show an interest in wild animals as they were not part of the common collective public consciousness no wildlife documentaries in those days! He also makes a contrast between the meek lamb and the terrifying tyger, perhaps to highlight the prevailing contradictory ideas about the natural world. The Tyger Tyger! In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes?