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In The Lamb William Blake conveys that God can be like a child gentle and innocent The speaker of this poem is a little boy who questions the creator of the lamb and he compares his personality to the Creator Blakes appeal is directed at those who speak before thinking especially in the existence of God and to the perception of the God-predetermined flow of life The fact that the speaker questions the creator of the lamb confirms to the readers the existence of a single and mighty creator thus reminding the lamb that he was created by a more powerful being The child wants to know if God is like a lamb and he feels that God is somewhat like a lamb which represents innocence and purity just like a child When one pictures a child they see someone who is meek pure and unclear of this world A child would never know that God has different faces until heshe is really aware of who God is and what he is capable of doing Blake uses literary devices to further explain whom the lamb represents in the poem In The Lamb the lamb is symbolic of Christ the Son of God The lamb also symbolizes the meek and innocent side of God Blake uses other symbolisms to describe the purity in the lamb For example the word bright is mentioned through out the poem to convey the pureness and holiness of the lamb Through Blakes diction the audience can presume that the setting of this poem is somewhere in a countryside Blake uses words to suggest that its countryside like for example when he states By the stream and oer the mead 4 When one pictures a stream and a meadow heshe can imagine a place which is peaceful and where the grass is green with its master and nature surrounding them Plus where else would a lamb be besides on a field in
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