This movement centered on human spirituality and expressiveness with a focus on nature. He tells him how Jesus was just like a lamb, using symbolic language, comparing Jesus to a child. The child then answers his own questions c. Little Lamb, God bless thee! The tiger also stands for a divine spirit that will not be subdued by restrictions, but will arise against established rules and conventions. This poem has clear implications of Blake's overall religious beliefs. The poem ends with the child bestowing a blessing on the lamb. We discover here that the speaker is in fact a child, which is aligned with all the works in Songs of Innocence.
He is meek, and He is mild; He became a little child. . Only when it is warm does he nest here, and all throughout the warm months his song can be heard throughout the home. Eight lines into the poem, the narrative takes a turn and the speaker begins to describe what the sparrow does when the weather turns cool. Here we find a physical description of the lamb, seen as a pure and gentle creature. In the poem, the tiger is described as a cunning, cold and heartless animal. The use of the first stanza as a refrain repeating it with the difference of one word dare at the end is also for special emphasis on its symbolism.
The Lamb is a pastoral poem. Blake also names the similarities between the lamb and the Lord: their name, meekness, and mildness. It is as if the Creator made the blacksmith in his forge, hammering the base materials into the living and breathing ferocious creature which now walks the earth. The two sets of poems are designed to show different states or ways of seeing. The little boy has been told that being white is better than being black.
In other words, that within us is a constant struggle between good and evil. It has been allotted with bright, soft and warm wool which serves as its clothing. Little Lamb God bless thee. Little Lamb, who made thee? The pastoral setting is also another symbol of innocence and joy. Then the direct revelation of the Scripture comes into play. There were five children in the family, Blake was the second one.
The lamb functions as a symbol for the connection between humanity and the natural world. It is created in the fire of imagination by the god who has a supreme imagination, spirituality and ideals. He loved London very much, the sights, sounds and smells were a big inspiration to his poetry. When the stars threw down their spears And water'd heaven with their tears: Did he smile his work to see? William Blake was a first generation Romantic poet. The second line shows the speaker's belief that all life has been created and named by the Lord. Here the symbols of child, lamb and Christ are assimilated each other.
He seeks to point out that in… 1458 Words 6 Pages Comparing The Lamb and The Tyger by William Blake This essay will focus on the enchanting poem, 'The Lamb' which is taken from the 'Songs of Innocence' which will be compared and contrasted with the mysterious poem, 'The Tyger', which is taken from the 'Songs of Experience'. Man believe they deal with the questions… 1330 Words 6 Pages William Blake is an English poet, painter, and printmaker from the eighteenth century. Thematically, the poem is intended to make us to witness the persona realizing the potentials of his soul and to realize it ourselves. On what wings dare he aspire! Little Lamb who made thee Dost thou know who made thee The Lamb is a didactic poem. Then he goes on in his poem titled Infant Sorrow to reveal his thoughts on non-conformists.
The maker of the Lamb is then questioned again. He asks the lamb if it knows who made it, who gave the lamb its wool and its voice. Choose two or three of his poems and explain why these works interest you. It is important to note that Blake did not keep Songs of Innocence separate from Songs of Experience. The mighty beast is a whole world of experience outside ourselves, destructive but also terrifyingly beautiful. William Blake was an English writer from London who had very strong Christian beliefs that influenced his writings.
Being a visionary Blake invites the reader to world free form reasoning. What the hand, dare sieze the fire? Little Lamb God bless thee. Works of William Blake is as delighted as it is challenging, and its wide appeal ranges from the deceptive cadence of his lullaby-like pastorals and songs to the troubling notes of the tragedy of the lapsed soul and the stormy music of the prophetic works. The lamb of course symbolizes Jesus. In the 1780s and 1790s, Blake published a series of works titled Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. But, the symbolic meaning goes much deeper.
He is himself puzzled at its fearful faces, and begins to realize that he had gotten, not only the lamb-like humility, but also the tiger-like energy for fighting back against the domination of the evil society. In 1779 he began studying at the Royal Academy and within a year began exhibited pictures there, often with historical themes. Relation to Jesus Christ A. But it does not provide a completely adequate doctrine, because it fails to account for the presence of suffering and evil in the world. The voice of the lamb is also equally significant.
Whereas the experience works show the corruption of adulthood, those works have a much darker mood and tone. There we are, munching on some grass in a beautiful English valley, when suddenly some little rug-rat kid comes running up for a chat. It is Jesus Christ who calls himself a Lamb. To make this poem a little more fun, let's imagine it from the lamb's perspective. In the poem night stands for ignorance, out of which the forest of false social institutions is made. Little Lamb, God bless thee! These are also the characteristics from which the child-speaker approaches the ideas of nature and of God.