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The Tyger

            "The Tyger" .
             Does god create both gentle and fearful creatures? If he does .
             what right does he have? Both of these rhetorical questions are .
             asked by William Blake in his poem "The Tyger." The poem takes .
             the reader on a journey of faith, questioning god and his nature. The poem .
             completes a cycle of questioning the creator of the tyger, discussing how it .
             could have been created, and then returns to questioning the creator again. .
             Both questions about the tyger's creator are left unanswered. William Blake .
             uses rhythm, rhyme, and poetic devices to create a unique effect and to .
             parallel his theme in his work "The Tyger.".
             William Blake's choice of rhythm is important to his poem .
             "The Tyger" because it parallels the theme of the poem, that the .
             tyger may have been made by god or another harsher creator. Most .
             of the poem is written in trochaic tetrameter as can be seen in line .
             three, when Blake says, "What immortal hand or eye." This rhythm is .
             very harsh sounding, exemplifying the very nature of the tyger. .
             Some of the lines in the poem were written in iambic tetrameter, .
             such as in line ten, when Blake says, "Could twist the sinews of thy heart? .".
             Iambic tetrameter has a much softer sounding beat .
             than does trochaic tetrameter. This implies the gentle nature of .
             god, and if he could create such a beast. The last word of each .
             quatrain is written in a spondee. This helps to create a unique symmetry .
             and to parallel the "fearful symmetry" of a tyger. .
             William Blake's use of rhyme greatly affects his work "The .
             Tyger." The entire poem is written in couplets. Couplets contain .
             two lines, paralleling the dichotomy of the poem, that everything .
             has two sides or parts. The rhyme scheme is AA BB CC etc. Because the .
             rhyming words are so distinguishable from the non-rhyming words, they .
             form two separate categories, which also parallels the dichotomy of the .
             William Blake's choice of poetic devices greatly affect his .

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