Far from being an isolated mystic, Blake lived and worked in the teeming metropolis of London at a time of great social and political change that profoundly influenced his writing. After the peace established inthe British Empire seemed secure, but the storm wave begun with the American Revolution in and the French Revolution in changed forever the way men looked at their relationship to the state and to the established church. Poet, painter, and engraver, Blake worked to bring about a change both in the social order and in the minds of men. One may wonder how a child born in moderate surroundings would become such an original artist and powerful writer.
In the forests of the night What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry The initial verse refers to tyger, imploring about its beauty and creator.
As the poem leads on gradually, the poem clearly makes it a point to discuss God as an entity as opposed to the tyger.
The central question as the reader slowly realizes pertains existence of God. Slowly, William Blake attacks the Christian God as he asks whether a divine entity is capable of creating such a mesmerizing creature with perfection definitions and extraordinaire beauty. Whether he deems God impotent of creating such a four-legged creature is left open-ended to the reader.
Fearful symmetry is a nuanced trait which has dual allusions, one for the tyger and the other referring to divine deity. As apparent, the sublime characteristic refers to an entity extremely big and powerful yet mysterious.
As a result, the poet starts off with poetic allusions, entirely open-ended for the reader to perceive as he pleases. He slowly arrives at the question as how would a God be when he hath created such a scary creature walking freely in the jungle.
In what distant deep or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire?
The poet adds to the fiery image of Tyger by using the metaphor of burning from first verse. The third line throws the reader off track.
William Blake is slowly coming to the point of his argument, God. These words have been reiterated from above. And what shoulder, and what art Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when they heart began to beat, What dead hand? And what dread feet? The poet in this stanza discusses the physical characteristics of the almighty creator, contemplating about his various physical features. In what furnace was thy brain?
What dead grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp This stanza questions the steps involved in creation of the all-mighty jungle creature, the tyger. An allegorical reference to blacksmith, he hypothesizes some intelligent creator developing his creation akin to a blacksmith as he cuts, hammers and forms metal after considerable toil.
The stanza is steeped in rhythmic poetry, adding flair and color. As apparent, the poet is getting impatient and embarks on questioning the faith and its overalls.
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?
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He refers to all-mighty creator looking with reverence at his finalized creation. This stanza is purely Christian by all means.
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