William Blake Paper

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We use symbols to bring effect and mystery to what we see a situation through our own eyes as. We use symbolism to communicate a deeper idea than we actually write. Symbolism is an object used by an author to open doors of meaning. We use objects, actions, and characters to give more meaning to the thing itself. In literature, characters can symbolize something of a deeper meaning. Symbolism helps readers connect the story to other main ideas. In the poems “The Tyger” by William Blake and “The lamb” by William Blake, he compares and contrasts symbols of an animal in ways of getting the reader to see what he sees, and think what he thinks, to get us to see the deeper meaning of the animals in his poems. Blake’s thoughts hide behind the symbols of a lamb and a tiger to get us to understand the resemblance to his main thought.
In the poem “The Tyger” William Blake talks about the creation and existence of God through creation. In his poem, his main focus is understanding the reason behind God and creation of everything. He starts by asking himself questions and in turn, answering them based on the belief of what he thinks God’s reason behind it is. Blake uses the creation of the tiger as a metaphor for the creation of suffering “What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?” (Lines 3-4) The ‘immortal hand’ clearly refers to the almighty that created the ‘fearful symmetry’ of the beast. Blake wonders where in heaven or Hell did God find the inspiration to make such a fearsome creature: “In what distant deeps or skies burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire?” (Lines 5-8) Having created this fearsome creature, Blake wonders whether God questioned the need for such a fearsome beast that was clearly designed to cause pain and suffering (lines 24-28): “When the stars threw down their spears, and watered heaven with their tears, did he smile his work to see?” Blake is puzzled by the single question behind the creators thought of why he would create something so perfect yet secretly so dangerous; referring to the tiger. Behind the motivation to his poem “The Tyger,” he uses the symbolism of an animal to express the deeper thought of his true meaning, “Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright in the forests of the night, what immortal hand or eye dare frame thy fearful symmetry?” he uses the “tyger.”
In “The Lamb,” by William Blake, Blake explains to us that God can be like a child; gentle and innocent. The speaker of this poem is a little boy who questions the creator of the lamb and he compares his personality to the Creator. He questions how the creator came to inspiration of creating the lamb. As like in “The Tyger,” William Blake conveys to us of the same question of what or whom could create such a vision as of the lamb or tiger as told in lines 1-2: “Little Lamb who made thee
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