Yet the rose is unaware of its sickness. In what furnace was thy brain? Indeed, we might take such an analysis further and see the duality between the lamb and the tiger as being specifically about the two versions of God in Christianity: the vengeful and punitive Old Testament God, Yahweh, and the meek and forgiving God presented in the New Testament. The speaker is at a loss of inspiration and wonders aloud at where it has all gone heaven, the sky, the tops of mountains, the bottom of the sea? In stanza 2, there is a hyperbole and a form of personification. The forest is the symbol of corrupted social conventions and that tries to suppress the good human potentials. This analysis is only one of many that can be done. The image of the worm resonates with the Biblical serpent and also suggests a phallus. It is also a romantic poem to some extent written by the pre-romantic William Blake.
He clings to a daytime memory instead of creating from within his own artistic ability to shape nature with alternative images and symbols and this only leads him to a self-centered state of pity and nighttime brooding. In stanza 5, there is a metaphor comparing tears to gold and personification where human characteristics are given to the lion, who is talking. In order to attain a higher state of innocence, you must separate the supernatural and the natural. Human characteristics are given to the bosom heart saying that it sleeps. The moon is described as being like a flower and this metaphor is used as a way to emphasise its beauty. In 1784, Blake married an illiterate woman named Catherine Boucher, who helped him throughout his life.
This was a collection of poems all about lambs, children and the happy things in live. What the hand dare seize the fire? The words night, invisible worm, howling storm, dark and secret love, and destroy connote sexual intercourse between a rose and a worm. Form and Tone The poem is divided into 6 equal lenghted stanzas all containing eight lines. You understood nothing This is about the fear to love. The tiger, whilst not a biblical animal, embodies the violent retribution and awesome might of Yahweh in the Old Testament. As apparent, the sublime characteristic refers to an entity extremely big and powerful yet mysterious. The tragic tone of the love is the central part of the poem.
He spent almost his entire life living in London. For, washed in life's river, My bright mane for ever Shall shine like the gold As I guard o'er the fold. He protects his people through self-sacrifice. There are several religious references throughout the poem that lead me to believe it is describing heaven. Fourth Stanza When wolves and tigers howl for prey, They pitying stand and weep; Seeking to drive their thirst away, And keep them from the sheep.
When the Creator fashioned the Tyger, Blake asks, did he look with pride upon the animal he had created? Both good and virtues are indicated by the number of words in the poem. The tiger also stands for a divine spirit that will not be subdued by restrictions, but will arise against established rules and conventions. The human world and the rest of nature are in harmony. These beasts are taken to a new kingdom. GradeSaver, 31 May 2011 Web.
This causes him to become totally absorbed in his situation and leads him to a state of narcissism and misguided erotic confidence, leading to his banishment. The tiger itself is a symbol for the fierce forces in the soul that are necessary to break the bonds of experience. Posted on 2009-12-06 by a guest Post your Analysis Message This may only be an analysis of the writing. The poet embarks on challenging the ability of his creator to creating this mighty creature. Here, rose is made sick.
It is obviously a quiet night as the word silent is used twice in this first stanza. When reading the poem Night by William Blake, one may come across many figures of speech that have to be interpreted in order to understand it. And I must seek for mine. Nearly all of his poems contain some reference to god, or allude to the bible in some manner. The rose is sick, and the poem implies that love is sick as well. These words have been reiterated from above.
Vision and Disenchantment: Blake's Songs and Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads. The first illustration is a large tree enveloping the words, while the second has five women at the bottom of the plate. The poem slowly points out to the final question therein. How could someone create such a creature like a tiger but also create the lamb? This means that the rhymes are easy to follow and close-knit which helps bring out the child feel of the kinglike poem. He claims that Blake uses the lion to show that heaven is earthly. But if they rush dreadful; The angels most heedful, Receive each mild spirit. The tone of the stanza is very comforting.