Essays Lamb Tyger

The soft vowel sounds and repetition of the “l” sound may also convey the soft bleating of a lamb.The repetition and alliteration “Little Lamb” also brings out the innocence and tenderness.

The first word “little lamb” helps to create the mood of the poem with ideas such as “softest clothing woolly bright”, “tender voice” showing its purity.

Also, the description of it being “meek and mild” and ” he became a little child” symbolizes Christ, god’s son and innocence.

“The Tyger” follows the same rhyme scheme throughout; “heart” and “beat”, “bright” and “night” but with the somewhat problematic rhyming of “eye” with “symmetry” draws attention of the tiger’s ferocity.

Repetition and alliteration “Tyger Tyger, burning bright” again emphasizes its fierce and evilness.

Whereas the tone of “The Lamb” is gentle, soft and adorable, illuminating the innocence of the lamb. ” while a soft, soothing and calm tone is expressed by “meek and mild” or “tender voice”.

The energetic and mighty tone is expressed by “hammer what the chain? Hence after reading the poem we understand that we have to have both the characteristics of a tiger as well as a lamb and also understand how the two poems are companion poems explaining the evilness and goodness of humankind.

This limitation is forced into view by the final paradox: "Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

" Can the God of Innocence also be the God of Experience?

If so, how can mere mortals, trapped in one state or the other, ever hope to understand this God?

"The Tyger" follows an AABB rhyme scheme throughout, but with the somewhat problematic first and last stanzas rhyming "eye" with "symmetry." This jarring near rhyme puts the reader in an uneasy spot from the beginning and returns him to it at the end, thus foreshadowing and concluding the experience of reading "The Tyger" as one of discomfort.

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