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The Tyger by William Blake is a poem that consists of six quatrains in rhyme couplets and it has a rhythmic meter There are four characteristics that a well written poem consists of and those are sound imagery symbols and literary devices These unique characteristics do a good job at outlining the theme of the poem that is essentially about Gods creations of good and evil The symbolisms in the story include using the tiger as evil the lamb as goodness and distant deeps as hell along with skies representing heaven In addition the author uses literary and sound devices to add a deeper layer of meaning to the poem These devices add another element to the poem in order to make the poem clearer TigertigerburningbrightBlake 1frame thyfearful symmetry Blake 4are examples of alliteration in the poem in this the case the poet is using alliteration to draw attention to an image within a poem The author also uses metaphor in the poem by comparing the tigers eyes to fire Furthermore there are two allusions in the poem one of them is immortal hand or eye which could mean God or Satan and the other allusion in the poem is when the poet mentions distant deeps or skies Blake 5 which has the meaning of hell or heaven Poets use allusions to portray situations by referring to certain time periods and event the poet uses allusions in this poem because he is talking about Gods creation of good and evil which has to do with both time period and event Usually allusion can be used in poetry to easily communicate a message to readers When a person reads an allusion they will pick up on references from history literary texts andor religion These devices allow the poem to flow and have rhythm making the poem simpler to understand
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