William Blake Post

It is interesting to me how William Blake wrote his poem, “The Tyger.”  The first time I ever heard about the poem was when it was mentioned in episode 30 of the T.V. show Batman: The Animated Series.  The opening lines of the poem, “Tyger!  Tyger! burning bright in the forests of the night, what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry” were quoted by the voice actor that played Batman just before the end credits of the episode.  When I first heard the lines of the poem, I thought it was interesting.  Until now, I never heard the lines or the full poem until I read it for a reading assignment. 

Now that I have read the whole poem itself, I thought the poem was good and Blake is a great writer and poet.  When I read his other poems in the book, I was a bit interested to read his other works.  The rest of the stanzas of the poem are also interesting.  I think out of all of the poems I read for reading homework, I believe I like “The Tyger” best.  I’m not going to lie; this poem is my favorite from Blake’s works. 

Since reading Blake’s “The Tyger” and several of his different poems for reading assignments, I’m considering reading more of his work in the future.  Before I heard the opening lines of the poem in the show, I never even heard of William Blake or the poems he wrote.  Now that I have read “The Tyger” and several others for homework, I will probably do more research on William Blake and read more of his poems in the future, I think he’s a great guy.  Some other lines in the poems were interesting to me, the stanzas were well-written, and some words in the writing are worth looking up and how he came up with what to say in his work. 

This is pretty much all I can say about William Blake and his work that I read for homework.  All and all, I hope more people read William Blake’s work in the future. 

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