This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

"The Tiger" By William Blake.Poem Analysis.

587 words - 2 pages

Are things always what they seem? Is our first impression always right? In "The Tiger" William Blake uses tone, theme, and rhyme to make the point that there are two sides to everything.If you came face-to-face with a tiger you would probably be afraid. But if you put your fear aside and took a closer look you would probably notice how beautiful the tiger is. Blake uses particular words to make the tone of fear and awe in this poem. Almost like you were looking at the tiger yourself. He uses the word "dare" four times. I think this is because dare means "to have the courage needed to do something", suggesting overcoming fear with courage. He describes the tiger as having "fearful symmetry." Symmetry means "harmony or beauty of form that results from balanced proportions." Blake is then describing the tiger as fearful and beautiful. When he says "What dread grasp dare its deadly terror clasp?" he inspires fear by using the words "dare", "deadly", "terror", and "dread." Together all these thinks make the poem come to life as you read it, inspiring fear and awe.The poem seems to pull you into its grasp as your read. This is because of the rhyme in this poem. It is an ABAB pattern. In lines 1 and 2 "bright" and "night" rhyme. Then in lines 5 and 6 "skies" and "eyes" rhyme. This pattern also made me think of the pit-pat of the paws of a tiger walking. Each line follows neatly into the following line."What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?" Blake states the theme here. He is asking what godly hand made the tiger's beautiful symmetry. I think that he...

Find Another Essay On "The Tiger" by William Blake.Poem analysis.

The White Tiger and Urban Life in India The White Tiger (2008) by Aravind Adiga

2602 words - 10 pages , they are greeted by someone in India, particularly in Mumbai or Bangalore. However, even with this increase of dependency on workers in India, there are still major inequalities that are present in Indian society.In his book The White Tiger (2008) by Aravind Adiga, we learn that although India may have gained independence in the 1940s from the British, many still live in servitude and poverty today. We also learn about the conditions that many

The Most Dangerous Game versus The Child by Tiger

1064 words - 4 pages The conflict of good and evil presents itself in “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Child by Tiger” in two completely different ways. One story being commercial fiction and the other being literary fiction, there are many ways of viewing variables such as good versus evil, realistic versus unrealistic stories and moral significance. The stories have different voices and are meant for different audiences, but in viewing the overall moral

The Lady or the Tiger, by Frank Stockton

1076 words - 4 pages Frank Stockton’s story “The Lady or the Tiger” is one that has several contrasting emotions and/or feelings throughout the entirety of the story. The daughter of the king is a young, very beautiful woman who has certain protocols that she has to live by. One of the principles is it would be atrocious see any man behind her fathers back and the outcome of this would most likely be fallacious. She did not consider the consequences of her

Analysis of The Barn Burning by William Faulkner

915 words - 4 pages Analysis of The Barn Burning by William Faulkner The short story “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner is about a ten year old boy, Sarty Snopes, who has grown to realize that his father, Abner Snopes, provides a life of “despair and grief” as he refuses to accept the “peace and dignity” generated by the ties with other people. In essence, Sarty is faced with the dilemma of choosing between his family (his blood) and moral conscience of

The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams Analysis

592 words - 2 pages The short story titled The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams, a doctor tries to treat a young girl who refuses the treatment he offers. Despite the fact that her parents and the doctor make and attempt to reason with the girl, she continues to defy them in their efforts to help her. The reason this short story has become a classic, is because it illustrates what makes a hero. The fact that the doctor is determined to help the young girl

"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding: Character analysis

1139 words - 5 pages BeelzebubBeelzebub, the demon of chaos, also known as Lord of the Flies, is indirectly referred as the demon of chaos. So chaos, violence, anarchy, and destruction are accordingly related to each of the characters in a specific way. In the novel "Lord of the Flies", William Golding uses specific characters to show their savage and chaotic side. It is a novel illustrating the various imperfections of human nature; William Golding employs

Character Analysis - Lord of the flies by William Golding

1793 words - 7 pages The novel "Lord of the Flies", written by William Golding in 1954, is a breathtakingly accurate account of what can happen to human morality when all rules and civilization are removed. In this Specialist Study I will explore the character differences between the two 'groups' on the island.Ralph, the first boy we meet in the novel, is allocated as the "chief" of the boys, and he develops a close relationship with Piggy, a boy who gained his name

comparison of theme betweeen William Blakes poems The Tiger & The Lamb

624 words - 2 pages Many poems written by the same author often have similar themes. The authors usually believe in something very strongly and their poems usually reflect such a nature. Sometimes poets reflect aspects of their personal life in their poems. In the poems 'The Lamb' and 'The Tiger', by William Blake, the poet discusses similar themes in both.In the poem 'The Lamb', I interpret that William Blake discusses many points questioning creation and religion

Poem Analysis of "The Human Abstract" by William Blake - British Literature 2 - Analysis Essay

620 words - 3 pages Last Name 1 Last Name 2 Student Name Professor Class Date An Analysis of “The Human Abstract” Songs of Innocence and Songs of Innocence and Experience are two of William Blake’s most widely known works; belonging to the second piece mentioned is “The Human Abstract.” Blake composed this poem and others to express his enlightened and (at the time) popularly unaccepted views of the Catholic Church of England, racial and gender inequality, and

Analysis of Hunters on the Linville River by William Frerichs - College Art 101 - Art Analysis

878 words - 4 pages Darrah 1 Darrah 2 Kayla N Darrah Mr. Hill Art-101-A03 March 4, 2017 Formal Analysis Paper The artwork Hunters on the Linville River was created by William Charles Anthony Frerichs. This artwork is located at the Greenville County Art Museum on the 4th floor. Frerichs created this fairly big work of art by using oil on canvas in 1860. The painting is very whimsical while still being very detailed. The use of color and strokes of the brushes is

In "The Lamb" and "the Tiger" William Blake's speakers present a distinct duality of the human understanding of god

549 words - 2 pages reexamine their understanding of the immortal force. William Blake, Christian 19th century writer dealt with this question of god through his writing. In his poems "The Lamb" and "The Tiger," Blake's speakers present a distinct duality of the human understanding of god.Blake deliberately presents the dual natures of god through human eyes. In "The Lamb" he chose to use a child as the speaker instead of himself because it removes the speaker from a

Similar Essays

William Blake's "The Tiger" Essay

660 words - 3 pages The poem The Tiger, by the poet William Blake, is about the making of the tiger. William Blake was born in London in 1757 and died 1827. He was apprenticed to an engraver, but then he went into art and literature. When he was little he saw visions of God and angels. He wrote Poetical Sketches, which was a series of poems. He also wrote Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. The tone of the poem is anger. There are many parts of the poem

The Lamb And The Tiger By William Blake

2899 words - 12 pages 'The Lamb' and 'The Tiger' by William Blake Write about The Lamb and The Tiger by William Blake. Explain how the poet portrays these creatures and comment on what you consider to be the main ideas and attitudes of the poet. 'All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all.' Cecil Frances Alexander Indeed, God created all creatures great and small

The Tiger By Blake Essay

536 words - 2 pages . And the use of apostrophe to directly address the tiger makes the question more daring. The word "what" is used over a dozen times in this short poem. The refrain of "Tiger, Tiger burning bright" is emphasized by alliteration because it is important to note that the horror and evil is also one that "burns bright." The poem is full of the duality of the tiger's horrid power - horrible, yet in a way that inspires mortal awe.In line 7 a possible

Analysis Of The White Tiger

1037 words - 4 pages An Analysis of The White TigerIn the novel, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, Adiga illustrates the conditions of the working class in India through Balram Halwai, the protagonist. Also he points out the social inequality of the society of India through the rich and poor. Balram is a perfect example of a life story from rags to riches. However his journey to riches was not entirely ethical since he had to kill his master, Ashok. Adiga implies