Comparative study between The Lamb and The Tyger, by William Blake.

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"The Lamb" and "The Tyger" are both poems of deep meaning that explain the two sides of humanity. "The Lamb" on one side explains the good side of human life, while "The Tyger" refers to the dark side. "The Lamb" is associated with religious beliefs and its significance could be traced back to the early times of Jesus. "The Tyger" is a poem that sees life through the eyes of a child and thus creates a loss of innocence when perceiving the world. William Blake's poems of "The Lamb" and "The Tyger" reflect the creation of the world in which people take different paths to experience life as they wish. One path is that of pure, divine and natural connotation, while the other one is that of rebellion, excessive freedom and impure conduct. "The Lamb" and "The Tyger" are both poems that reflect a unique perception of the world through different stages in universal experiences based on the good and the dark side of life associated with honest and evil actions of the individual natural world.

"The Lamb" is a poem that refers to the good side of the human soul which is full of pure actions that are associated with heaven. This unique characteristic of "The lamb" is the mirror image of Jesus Christ and is associated with the lamb's innocence. "The Lamb" is pure, beautiful, innocent, warm and after all very much like Christ. "The Lamb" is also gentle and naive, and these specific characteristics are the essentials to bring "The Lamb" closer to heaven. This Lamb could be represented with a child who is getting involved with the world and its surrounding and does so in an innocent way. "He is meek & he is mild, he...