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Poetry offers a wide variety of forms by which thoughts and emotions can be expressed The way these poetic forms are constructed has a significant impact on the effect each respectivepoem creates The Tyger by William Blake is a very emotionally turbulent and deeply religiouspoem Blake utilizes several poetic devices to create the wonderful imagery and darkmesmerizing beat The phonological qualities of the vocabulary of The Tyger have connotationsof power and savagery Alliteration underscores the harshness of the voiced explosives to producea rhythm which symbolizes the Tygers strength and the danger he represents The literalmeanings of the wording in the poem the Tyger describe a very pious and God-fearing mindthat is asking a lot of questions about the what and whys of God Thus the Tyger demonstratesthat the structure of a poem plays a significant role in creating its meaning The phonology and word choice in this poem creates a mysterious air and hypnotic rhythm The many gutturals and explosives used in the poem suggests much conflict and anger The firststanza is and example of this Tyger Tyger burning bright in the forest of the night Whatimmortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry The first line Tyger Tyger burningbright contains two of the two of the most commonly used sounds in the poem B and TThe B sound usually suggests brutality and scorn T means harshness violence and conflict Because of the phonology of this first stanza the meaning of the verse is very easy tocomprehend On a literal level the Immortal hand or eye mentioned in the first stanza is that ofGod and the stanza marvels at the powerful beauty of the tiger and wonder at its creator Anger confusion and wonder are the main feelings portrayed in the very religious poem and thewording and sound of the words is an extremely large contributing factor to understanding this
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