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1 The Lamb The Tyger Class Presentation William Blake’s &
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2 William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 12,1827) English Poet, Painter, and Printmaker
“There was no doubt that this poor man was mad, but there is something in the madness of this man which interests me more than the sanity of Lord Byron and Walter Scott1” William Wordsworth 1http://www.oxfordreference.com/pages/samplep-20.html Thomas Phillips: William Blake Portrait (1807)

3 The Lamb: Songs of Innocence
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? 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, & he is mild; He became a little child. I a child, & thou a lamb, We are called by his name. Little Lamb, God bless thee! Little Lamb, God bless thee! Structure :Lyrical Poem Speaker Tone Mood Themes Message Techniques: Rhythm Imagery Alliteration Diction Euphony Repetition Rhetorical Question: a figure of speech in the form of a question posed for its persuasive effect without the expectation of a reply Rhetorical questions encourage the listener to think about what the (often obvious) answer to the question must be.* Plate by William Blake: The Lamb

4 The Tyger: Songs of Experience
The Tyger Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? 5 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? And what shoulder, and what art, 10 Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? and what dread feet? What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? 15 What the anvil? what dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp? When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Structure :Lyrical Poem Speaker Tone Mood Themes Message Techniques: Rhythm Imagery Alliteration Diction Euphony Repetition Contrast Rhetorical Question: a figure of speech in the form of a question posed for its persuasive effect without the expectation of a reply Rhetorical questions encourage the listener to think about what the (often obvious) answer to the question must be. 20 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? Plate by William Blake: The Tyger


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