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A lamb is a gentle and meek creature that is both daring and submissive A lamb is very much like a child In The Lamb William Blake creates a childlike tone through a very songlike form and structure What this does is give the poem an innocent view more in the first stanza than in the second Through the use of apostrophe the entire poem being an apostrophe William Blake attributes human qualities to a lamb the lamb being the listener the child being the speaker Throughout the entire poem the lamb and the child are interchangeable the child is a lamb the lamb is a child its a metaphor that extends throughout the poem William Blake uses symbolic language to create extended metaphors about the lamb He talks about the creator of the lamb giving it clothing of delight Delight is obviously not a clothing but it is an extended metaphor that refers back to the lamb The creator gave the lamb or the child delight and happiness In historical context the biblical figure Jesus referred to himself as the lamb Jesus was a giver a giver of light hope and joy The exchangeable position of the lamb and the child is made clear when the author states the creator had given the lamb such a tender voice Children are known for their gentle voices lambs are not The child is in this poem is asking a simple question innocently to a lamb He asks the lamb if it knows who made it who gave the lamb its wool and its voice In the second stanza the child is almost reciting what he has learned in Sunday school He explains to the lamb about Jesus who called himself the lamb He tells him how Jesus was just like a lamb using symbolic language comparing Jesus to a child Jesus was like a child for he loved children Jesus had that innocence of a
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