Length: 458 words (1.3 double-spaced pages)
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In the poem the tyger William Blake shows a lot of symbolism, imagery, and irony. He likes to explain to his audience how he writes with all the knowledge he knows. Reading this poem makes me think of how a person feels when he is taken advantage of at work. Like when ones work is difficult to cope with, suffering, and pain is all that is left. It seems to that in the end all the pain endured happens to what is left for this person and suffering is what hurts the most.
William Blake shows symbolism in this part of the poem, “ In the forest of the night,”…. (line 2). This part shows that you can be trapped from your work or even your life. “ what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?’” ( line 3-4). This part shows how much struggle he has in his life and all the pain he feels in his life. “ in what distant deeps or skies burnt the fire of thine eyes.” (line 5-6). He shows his emotions and how much anger that was built up in his heart. He feels like crying because he is frustrated. “What the hammer? What the chain”. ( line 13). This shows that his been treated like a slave and has endured what slaves endued like working on the rail roads.
“When the stars threw down their spears, and watered with their tears, (lines 17-8). Shows that he has mellowed down and is ready to accept all that has happen to him.
“Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the lamb make thee? “( lines 19-20).
He is talking to god and its bringing out his emotions. Asking for forgiveness and wants to be treated normal in his life.” Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright in the forest of the night,” ( lines 21-22). This phrase started in the beginning and ended at the end. Its because it’s the true meaning behind the whole poem no matter what you do or how hard you work there is always something that gonna take you down. throughout the poem I have seen a lot of Irony and symbolism. The parts that I chose from the poem brings out a lot of pain, suffering, hard work.
Reading this poem makes me think a lot about life. Because it reminds me of how I feel sometimes when I am angry and bothered I feel sometimes.
Question myself sometimes and ask god for all the sins I may commit. That feeling all this anger in my heart really shows how the poem explains. I am truly thankful for what god has given to us and people all over are suffering and I understand the true meaning in life.