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Analysis of "The Tyger"

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The Tyger

The speaker doubts the existance of God.  He speaks of a tiger, a fearful creature, and then goes on to symbolize the evil in the world.  He speaks of how in a world full of such hatred, wouldn't God, as the creator, be able to stop everything.  At the end, he asks the question, "did he who make the lamb, make thee?"  By this, he means, did the same being that created good, create evil?

The Tyger, by William Blake

Cristen Kleindienst, English 11, Block A2, Mr. Brisebois, May 2005.