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1 William Blake Poetry Tone OR Theme Comparison OR Contrast

2 “The Tyger” Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forest of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire?

3 And what shoulder, & what art, Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? & what dread feet? What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? what dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

4 When the stars threw down their spears And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

5 “The Lamb” Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? Gave thee life, & bid thee feed, By the stream & o'er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing, woolly, bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice? Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee?

6 Little Lamb, I'll tell thee, Little Lamb, I'll tell thee. He is called by thy name, For He calls Himself a Lamb. He is meek, and He is mild; He became a little child. I a child, and thou a lamb, We are called by His name. Little Lamb, God bless thee! Little Lamb, God bless thee!

7 Tone Analysis The tone for “The Lamb” is inspired based on... Structure: Question with an answer Biblical Allusions Description: details and images Symbolism Diction (word choice) The tone for “The Tyger” is disturbed based on… Structure: Many questions w/o answers Mythological / Biblical Allusions which utilize stories of disaster, destruction, failure of power Symbols and Images Diction

8 Biblical allusions AND “The Lamb” *needs line citation He is called by thy name, For He calls Himself a Lamb. [Connect to John 1:29] He is meek, and He is mild; [characteristics of a lamb] He became a little child. [Connect to ‘son of God’] I a child, and thou a lamb, [direct link between the two We are called by His name. Incarnations of God/Christ] John 1:29 – “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’“ How / Why / What About this quote and the allusion explains / demonstrates the speaker’s inspired attitude How / etc. the remaining material is valid / valuable?

9 Mythological & Biblical Allusions AND “The Tyger” On what wings dare he aspire? / What the hand dare seize the fire? (lns 7-8) When the stars threw down their spears / And watered heaven with their tears, (lns 17-18) Reference the article by Furr for support and explain How / Why / etc. these are significant to illustrate a disturbed tone Milton’s Paradise Lost OR Book of Revelation tells of "that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world," being thrown down to the earth together with his angels. Explain How / etc. this is significant


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