Comparison in Blake’s “The Lamb” and “The Tyger”

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Comparison in Blake's "The Lamb" and "The Tyger"
William Blake once wrote, “Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence” (Fizsimmons). Opposites can be seen in much of Blake’s poem, especially between “The Lamb” and “The Tyger”. A common theme in these two poems is religion, but these poems ask the question about the creator differently and how one shows more innocence with the second pointing toward more experience. The life of William Blake plays a vital role in the poems that Blake created and his poems show that religion was a major part of his life.
Consider the questions that appear to be similar in the two poems and how differently these poems...
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.....WILLIAM BLAKE, 1971 (ed. by W.H. Stevenson)
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Cettina
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Magno
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http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wblake.htm