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The Lamb : Written by William Blake
Transcript of The Lamb : Written by William Blake
Dost thou know who made thee
Gave thee life & bid thee feed.
By the stream & o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing wooly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice!
Little Lamb who made thee
Dost thou know who made thee
Little Lamb I'll tell thee,
Little Lamb I'll tell thee!
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb:
He is meek & he is mild,
He became a little child:
I a child & thou a lamb,
We are called by his name.
Little Lamb God bless thee.
Little Lamb God bless thee. The Lamb :
Written by William Blake 1757-1827
At ten years old Blake was sent to a drawing school ran by Henry Pars. There he had the opportunity of drawing. Four years later he was apprenticed to James Basire, engraver to the Society of Antiquaries, where he remained for seven years learning the trade that was to earn him his living and enable him in between times to produce his own books. In 1778 at the end of his apprenticeship he proceeded to the school of the Royal Academy, where he continued his early study from the antique and learned to draw from a living model. Blake used both hand-colorings and color printing for his art. William Blake Blake was one of the greatest poets in the English language, also ranks among the most original visual artists of the Romantic era. William Blake The Lamb:
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Structure ARTWARS Picture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake
William Blake (17571827), Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. © 20002012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/blke/hd_blke.htm
"The Lamb". Songs of Innocence and of Experience Summary and Analysis. Copyright (C) 1999-2012 GradeSaver LLC. Not affiliated with Harvard College. http://www.gradesaver.com/songs-of-innocence-and-of-experience/study-guide/section4/
©2012 SparkNotes LLC, All Rights Reserved http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/blake/section1.rhtml Citations In 1782, Blake married Catherine Boucher (1762–-1831),
Who quickly became his studio assistant. For Blake, the Bible was the greatest work of poetry ever written,
Blake described his technique as "fresco." “The Lamb” is one of Blake’s strongest religious poems, it takes the pastoral life of the lamb and fuses it with the Biblical symbolism of Jesus Christ as the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” By using poetic rhetorical questions, the speaker, who is probably childlike rather than actually a child, creates a sort of lyric catechism in which the existence of both a young boy and a tender lamb stand as proof of a loving, compassionate creator. "The lamb stands in relation to the boy, each must learn the truth of his existence by questioning the origin of his life and inferring a Creator who possesses the same characteristics of gentleness, innocence, and loving kindness as both the lamb and the child. Then the direct revelation of the Scripture comes into play. The Creator, here identified specifically as Jesus Christ by his title of “Lamb of God,” displays these characteristics in his design of the natural and human world, and in His offer of salvation to all (hence the child is also “called by his name”) through his incarnation. "Blake conveys the tone of childlike wonder and the singsong voice of innocent children." The soft vowel sounds and repetition of the “l” sound may also convey the soft bleating of a lamb. AABB rhyme is the structure of the poem. "Little Lamb, Little Lamb " "thee" Alliteration is the repetition of a particular sound in the or stressed syllables of a series of words or phrases. Blake keeps repeating "Little Lamb".
Which is the reason for the poem. Repeating those words so much really makes the poem more soft and innocent, almost like nursery rhyme. "Little Lamb"