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A Romantic as he was William Blake created his rather simple songs as an opposition to the poetry the eighteenth-century poets tried to impose the so called ornated wordpoetry of beautiful words saying very little Songs of Innocence and Experience are about the two contrary states of the human soul as Blake put it To confirm this he wrote some of the poems of Innocence with their pairs in Experience Such a pair is The Lamb from Innocence and The Tyger from Experience The Lamb consists of two stanzas each one of them based on simple rhyming scheme like the childrens songs The first stanza poses the questions while the second one is left for the answers The questions are for the lamb the speaker presumably a child asks the animal who has made it The whole description of the animal supposes a meek and good one the use of soft vowels makes the perception stronger The second stanza gives the answers although obvious they are given in the form of a childs puzzle showing a bit of naivete After a bit of a puzzle-playing the answer is crystal clear the creator of the lamb is God With the lines For he is called by thy nameFor he calls himself a lamb Blake reminds the reader of the Bible and more specifically of Jesus who after his Crucifixion becomes the Lamb of God Following this the lamb is a symbol of na innocence also suffering one The Tyger is the experienced poem of the pair The lines Did He smile His work to seeDid He who made the lamb make thee may be considered a symbolic centre of the poem The persona asks the tyger if his creator is the one who created the lamb The questions are seeking an answer and at the same time are showing deep disbelieve how can God who created the meek lamb create also the fierce tiger and
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