"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 .