Critical Analysis of William Blake's Poem "The Tiger'
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Факултет по хуманитарни науки Project title:
Write a critical analysis of William Blake's poem "The Tiger' paying special attention to the stance of the poetic speaker
Name: Ивелин Иванов Минков
Faculty number: 1063
Forth year English studies SHUMEN 2013 “The Tyger” …show more content…
When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
I assume that this moment in the poem describes the Angels’ Fall. Stars are sometimes a representation of angels in the Scripture, and this is also suggested by some literary critics when they discussed “The Tyger”. Here I list only few Biblical passages confirming it: “The mystery of the seven stars which you saw….the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches”, “When the morning stars sang together and the sons of God shouted for joy”. The next quotation is even more interesting and akin to the fifth stanza “They fought from the heavens. The stars from their courses fought against Sisera.” And here is the major scripture event which I