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One could say the speaker of The Lamb is a shepherd as shepherds traditionally tend to flocks of sheep As seen in the poem lines three through eight the shepherd knows that they eat by the stream oer the mead what their wool feels like and that the vales rejoice or the valleys echo with their tender voices Only the shepherd would know the lambs habits In stanza two the reader discovers the lambs creator is Jesus He is called by thy name and that the speaker is a child of God Jesus is both a lamb and a child of God Jesus also knows and does many of the things only the speaker does Coincidentally they both tend to flocks although Jesus flock does not consist of sheep as the speakers does The poem also sounds like the speaker is speaking to a child This is because the first syllable of each line is stressed which is called trochaic metre Trochaic metre is commonly found in nursery rhymes and sounds innocent and childlike The rhyme scheme aabbccddaa also reminds the reader of nursery rhymes because of the rhyming words occur at the end of each line The rhythm is also light jumpy and playful like a child More common in the second stanza than the first are simple one-syllable words as if the speaker were talking to a child Connotations of lamb are cute and cuddly similar to a child The repetition of the words little and lamb seven times remind the reader or perhaps a simple-minded child a little lamb is involved in this poem The adjectives used are cheery delight soft tender wooly bright These same words would be used to tell a story to a child After examining the metre rhyme scheme rhythm patterns in words connotations repetition and describing words one could say the speaker is in fact talking to a child The speaker believes himself the lamb
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