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The Lamb Essay, Research Paper WILLIAM BLAKE William Blake was born on 1757. He grew up in the middle of London. Since Blake lived in a bad part of the neighborhood, he was poorly educated. Around the age of ten his father had enough money to send him to drawing school and then at fourteen he became an engraver. Blake realized that he was not any good at being artistic. Starting in 1778 Blake began making a living by giving booksellers and publishers with copperphte engravings. In Blake s later years he began to write The Gates of Paradise, and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. As he grew older, he became more involved in his religion. William published The Lamb, The Tiger, and The Sick Rose toward the end of his life. William Blake uses symbolism in The Lamb, The Tiger, and

The Sick Rose. In the poem called The Lamb, the lamb symbolizes innocence. The lamb also symbolizes the forgiveness of sin. The lamb is like a little innocent child. The creator is shy and mild in his ways, which makes him seem like a little child. So the creator symbolizes the innocent lamb. Which means the creator is actually like the lamb. The creator wants to be like the lamb in one way or the other. In the poem called The Tiger, the tiger symbolizes the wrath of God. The tiger also symbolizes punishment of sin. The tiger is evil, deceiving, and conniving but the tiger is very experienced. Experience is one of the traits that helps the tiger with all of his bad traits. The tiger is the evil of what the creator makes. The tiger is very experienced but in the wrong way. It is

experience in the wrong way because it uses it s experience for evil things. The image of the tiger is very frightful and not pleasant. The tiger is very cruel in one way or the other and does not care too much about other things or other people. In the poem The Sick Rose, the rose symbolizes experience. The invisible worm symbolizes the sadness. The sadness like a disease in the rose, that spreads through like a sickness. The sadness is like a broken heart except ten times as worse. In the first stanza of The Lamb William Blake questions the lamb. William Blake asks the lamb who created him. Little lamb who made thee?/Doust thou know who made thee? (1-2). Blake goes on to ask the lamb who gave him food, shelter and clothing. Gave thee life and bid thee feed,/ By the stream and o

er the mead;/ Gave thee clothing of delight,/softest clothing wooly bright; (3-6). William Blake is just asking the lamb if it knows who gave him everything he needs. He wants to know who provided him with the nessities of life. Towards the end of the stanza the maker asks Little lamb who made thee?/Dost thou know who made thee? (9-10). William Blake is just asking if the lamb knows who created this creature. In the second stanza William Blake answers the question that was asked in the first stanza. William Blake says that he is going to tell the lamb who made him. Little lamb I ll tell thee/ Little lamb I ll tell thee. (11-12). Blake says that the maker is like a lamb. Even though the creator is all powerful Blake calls the creator a lamb because he is timid and easy going. The

lamb is shy and tame just like a child. Therefore the creator is a like a child. 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, (15-17). The last two lines Little lamb God bless thee./Little lamb God bless thee. (19-20). These two lines are saying the creator is blessing the lamb. The creator wants to ensure everything will be all right for the lamb. And that the lamb will beable to live a full life. In the beginning of The Tiger the tiger is against God. Since the tiger is against God, the tiger is the opposite of the lamb. The tiger is the opposite of love, it symbolizes evil. Tiger! Tiger! burning bright/In the forests of the night, (1-2). Blake then asks who made the tiger. What immortal hand or eye/ Could frame