Analysis of Selected Poetry Blake’s “The Lamb” uses couplets except for the word “Thee.” This appears first as a question repeated at the beginning and at the end of the first stanza, and then it reappears as a transition to the second stanza, and concludes the second stanza with confirming exclamation points. The structure helps make the point that Christians use lambs as a metaphor for the Christian flock, and as a lamb, a Christian would regard Jesus as another lamb. The use of “Thee” therefore becomes bleating allusion to the sound of domesticated animals. Blake’s “The Tyger” uses couplets to lyrically paint a lyric monologue creating a frightening image of being in the dark woods with a tiger. How useless a spear would be in the woods...The end:
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