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The Lamb and The Tyger by William Blake are two poems that compare the beliefs of the speaker which in the case of these poems was William Blake the author These two poems are works that question if there is a creator who created the evil and the good in the world and which is he the lamb or the tiger With Blake using a lamb and a tiger he creates a Biblical meaning and therefore questions the creator God And with the links of Biblical meaning Blake ties in a common theme of creation which is glorified in The Lamb but then contradicted by The Tyger The Lamb itself glorifies the goodness of the creator the Lamb and finds within the creator a source of gentleness selfness and love The idea of a kind creator is expressed by the alignment of the creator with the symbol for the gentlest creation the lamb The theme for The Lamb is achieved through repetition and a chorus with a predictable rhyme Throughout the poem the speaker is asking rhetorical questions followed by an immediate and yet simple answer by the creator The word choices by the creator calm and soothe the reader With the gentle words Blake shows the kindness that is inside this poem and how this lamb represents a peaceful creator Another means by which Blake reassures the reader of the gentle and compassionate nature of the creator is through the use of repetition and parallelism which allows for a very predictable and simple presentation which is nothing less than intentionally child like However just as innocence is a simpler state than experience The Lamb is simpler in design and concept than its counter poem The Tyger which uses layers of rhetorical questioning and symbols to lead the reader to make their own conclusion of the creator However this rhetorical technique of guided questions leads readers to greater doubts regarding the goodness of the
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