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The Tyger, by William Blake

Author: William Blake

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Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

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ISAIAH HARRIOTT (Feb 27 2019 10:12AM) : Is he saying a persons name or is he talking about a tiger ? more

Did he see a tiger in a forest at night and the color of the tiger made it seem as if it was a light because of the orange color on a tiger.

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Derek Denson (Feb 27 2019 10:15AM) : i think he means the tiger was perfectly symmetrical.
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JAYLIN SANTIAGO (Feb 27 2019 1:41PM) : i agree
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OLIVER LANG (Feb 27 2019 2:02PM) : I don't think its about a "tiger" since it constantly says "Tyger"
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COLEMAN WILLIAMS (Feb 27 2019 10:12AM) : is the tiger god
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Derek Denson (Feb 27 2019 10:23AM) : Coleman i agree, amazing line.
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Derek Denson (Feb 27 2019 10:18AM) : Maybe the "tyger" is something that isnt real. Something that is to good to be true.
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ISAIAH HARRIOTT (Feb 27 2019 10:21AM) : He seems to take about eyes and hands more

Does he do this on purpose or it’s just a coincidence

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Student Jillian Wood (Feb 27 2019 1:54PM) : I think theres a purpose
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WENDY RIVERA (Feb 27 2019 2:05PM) : That purpose might be to describe the tyger as a furious character.
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Derek Denson (Feb 27 2019 10:22AM) : What if by "burning bright" he means a fire. And maybe "what immortal hand or eye" he means who would start this fire. more

This fire could be a real fire or a mental fire.

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ISAIAH HARRIOTT (Feb 27 2019 10:22AM) : He is asking a lot of questions more

Does he want these questions answered?

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JAYLIN SANTIAGO (Feb 27 2019 1:40PM) : i don't think he's actully talking about a tiger i think he's reffering a person or thing to have tiger traits
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OLIVER LANG (Feb 27 2019 1:42PM) : Is the Tyger a forest fire y'all? "Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night." Now I think it may be the moon y'all
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TYLER VIVAS (Feb 27 2019 1:47PM) : immortal more

when he’s says “what immortal hand or eye” is he talking about god?

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Kalina Turkel (Feb 27 2019 2:10PM) : Why did the author ask what could "FRAME thy fearful symmetry" instead of asking the what could "MAKE thy fearful symmetry" and what does he mean by saying this?
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JOSHUA WOODY (Apr 29 2019 11:22AM) : I like his punctuation because "Tyger Tyger burning bright" sounds big and bold and grand and exciting which is what an exclamation point is for. [Edited]
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JOSHUA WOODY (Apr 29 2019 11:23AM) : The tiger doesn't really look strong and tough or "burning bright" as he says in the poem.
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MARIAM LOPEZ (Feb 27 2019 10:02AM) : "tyger" more

is he talking about a literal tiger or he is referring/ comparing someone to a tiger?

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Derek Denson (Feb 27 2019 10:07AM) : i think he is talking about an actual tiger because theres one on his original poem.
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NATHAN SCHACHTER (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : I think it is a literal tiger.
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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:03AM) : I wonder if tiger was misspelled on purpose? Or was it spelled tyger back then?
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MARIAM LOPEZ (Feb 27 2019 10:07AM) : "tyger" vs "tiger" more

i’ve noticed that poems written back then have spelling that are written slightly different as to how we write them now. maybe it was just the writing back then.

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ASHLEY PARKINSON (Feb 27 2019 10:05AM) : Who's Tyger? more

Maybe its a kind of candle
A kind of light?

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Kiran Chaudhuri (Feb 27 2019 10:13AM) : Cool metaphor! I hadn't thought of it that way. more

Your idea that Blake is comparing the “tyger” to a candle makes me think that this whole poem could revolve around a theme of light and dark, or a theme of good and evil.

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ASHLEY PARKINSON (Feb 27 2019 10:18AM) : Probably
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JALAYA ELLISON (Feb 27 2019 10:08AM) : I wonder what tyger symbolizes.
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COLEMAN WILLIAMS (Feb 27 2019 10:15AM) : the tyger is god
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MALCOLM PEET (Feb 27 2019 10:17AM) : I agree with Coleman
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Jovana Kovac (Feb 27 2019 10:14AM) : Tyger more

Why did Blake spell ‘Tyger’? I wonder if people spelled like that back then?

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NATHAN SCHACHTER (Feb 27 2019 10:19AM) : Why is tiger spelled with a y, is that how it was spelled back then
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GEORGE TASE (Feb 27 2019 1:39PM) : I wonder why the author spelled tiger as t.y.g.e.r instead of t.i.g.e.r? Is there any reason or meaning behind that?
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ARIEL LIZ (Feb 27 2019 1:41PM) : The first line more

I think by fire he means how the fur of the tiger looks like a bright fire

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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 1:49PM) : question? more

why did he write tiger like that to rhyme ?

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KURTINA JEANTY (Feb 27 2019 2:10PM) : "tyger" is that like a name or is that just a purpose spelled error?
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ANAEE MERO (Feb 27 2019 10:06AM) : Where? more

Where does the speaker exactly live? why is forest plural? does he really mean forests or is this a metaphor that I, the reader cannot understand since i am not the author.

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WENDY RIVERA (Feb 27 2019 1:50PM) : Why did he choose to include this stanza?Why the night?
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TYLER VIVAS (Feb 27 2019 2:02PM) : same setting? more

the way that the author is describing the setting in this sentence is completely different from what the picture shows at the bottom

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Jovana Kovac (Feb 27 2019 10:03AM) : Who created the tiger? more

Tiger is created by someone who is immortal- someone who lives forever. Tiger is created by the God. The writer is fascinated by the God’s creature.

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FATJON MORINA (Feb 27 2019 10:04AM) : I like this sentence because he exaggerated in somehow the tyger's hand and eyes by using "immortal" as a symbol
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This comment was deleted by Kiran Chaudhuri at Feb 28 2019 2:46PM.

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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:01PM) : makes sense more

thanks

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Chloe Lewis Sylla (Feb 27 2019 10:06AM) : immortal hand or eye= god like more

I believe the author was referring to god. And sort of compared Tyger to a god like creature. How Tyger puts fear into the eyes and hearts of the beings that cross his path.

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ELAI SOSA (Feb 27 2019 10:22AM) : interesting
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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:07AM) : Immortal means living forever
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COLEMAN WILLIAMS (Feb 27 2019 10:09AM) : who does he worship more

he mentions immortal power and spirtuality a lot

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MARIAM LOPEZ (Feb 27 2019 10:15AM) : maybe he was a very religious person
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ISAIAH HARRIOTT (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : Is he taking about a literal fire more

Or is making a reference to fire based on the . color of the tiger, saying who dare touch a tiger.

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KARLA TORRES (Feb 27 2019 10:19AM) : misspelled more

factts im wondering that two

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ELAI SOSA (Feb 27 2019 10:23AM) : . more

well, i’m sure they were well aware the TIger was a predator

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Student Jillian Wood (Feb 27 2019 1:40PM) : This line could represent God. more

The third line of the first stanza could depict God. William Blake was a religious man. The line could be God because God is immortal. In addiction, the right hand of God symbols the Bible. Lastly, God sees everything so maybe thats why ‘eye’ is mentioned in this line.

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Student Jillian Wood (Feb 27 2019 1:56PM) : Thats so cool
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OMAR RAMIREZ (Feb 27 2019 1:48PM) : Immortality usually relates to gods, so I'm wondering if he's implying that the tiger is a god. more

I say this because he says “what immortal hand or eye, could frame they fearful symmetry”, and it sounds like he’s saying what kind of god would take such a shape or form

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JULISSA ARROYO (Feb 27 2019 1:53PM) : I think William has found Tyger's fascinating or connected to god, because he questions how god made Tyger's, more

who would or could create a Tyger. But I’m pretty sure he was referring to god as the maker of a tiger because he grew up as a christian. And God is immortal.

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WENDY RIVERA (Feb 27 2019 1:59PM) : By immortal I think Blake means that its hands and eyes are threatening or powerful in some sort of way.
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NATHAN SCHACHTER (Feb 27 2019 10:00AM) : Blake breaks the rhythm of the poem. more

In the first three lines there is a rhythm, but in the fourth one, it is broken because it is longer.

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Kiran Chaudhuri (Feb 27 2019 10:03AM) : "Symmetry" -- Why does Blake break his own rhyme? more

This vexes me. He’s already created this rhythm, then he violates it.

Susan, you said that scholars say he did it on purpose, right? Tell me why, again?

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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:18AM) : If only God can make this magnificent symmetry, then Blake is on purpose NOT creating rhythmic symmetry to imply that he (Blake) is not Godly. Does that make sense?
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ANJELINA ABRAMS (Feb 27 2019 10:07AM) : fearful more

How is symmetry fearful? is something making it scary? whats the deeper meaning behind this?

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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:19AM) : Symmetry in and of itself is not fearful. But the tiger's symmetry, in particular, is. The stripes, the fiery eyes, the massive paws.
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MARIAM LOPEZ (Feb 27 2019 10:19AM) : when something is symmetrical its practically perfect. im guessing that since perfection is rare and unachievable its scary t see something that looks so perfect
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Kiran Chaudhuri (Feb 28 2019 2:57PM) : "symmetry" more

Yes! I hadn’t thought of that. The perfect symmetry of the tiger’s face strikes awe in you — awe at its perfection — I’m convinced that is where the word “awful” comes from — when you are struck by awe.

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ANAEE MERO (Feb 27 2019 10:10AM) : symmetry more

what does the speaker mean when they say “fearful symmetry”? I sort of understood when we looked at a picture of a tiger with a symmetrical face but how does this tie back to the meaning of the poem?

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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:22AM) : I think that the way the tiger looks is fearful because there's no gentle side. All sides of the tiger look the same. Scary!
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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:13AM) : Symmetry means the same on both sides -- you have two eyes, two arms, two legs.
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Jovana Kovac (Feb 27 2019 10:23AM) : Symmetry more

God created the symmetry.

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KURTINA JEANTY (Feb 27 2019 1:49PM) : I'll bet Blake broke his own rhyme here on purpose. more

I like to read poems, and I’ve read a lot. I’ve seen this technique, where the poet breaks their own rhyme. I don’t know how to describe this,

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OMAR RAMIREZ (Feb 27 2019 1:51PM) : WHY DID HE BREAK THE RHYTHM more

it threw me off guard, and made me uncomfortable overall

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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:04PM) : maybe.. more

it probably was on purpose to confuse you to make you understand in the end

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ANGELINA PAULINO (Feb 27 2019 1:52PM) : how dose this have to do with a tiger? more

like how dose it connect to a hammer or an anvil. Or is it just describing a tiger in general.

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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:11PM) : huh? more

what does symmetry have to do with brave or fearless ness

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JOSHUA WOODY (May 15 2019 1:35PM) : What is this asking? Is this asking if something can hold the Tyger as in containing it?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

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Chloe Lewis Sylla (Feb 27 2019 10:08AM) : Is the author still talking about Tyger? Is the author even talking about an actual tiger?
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Student Jillian Wood (Feb 27 2019 1:50PM) : The tyger could be a religious symbol
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OMAR RAMIREZ (Feb 27 2019 2:00PM) : I think so more

I think so, mostly because of the illustration actually have a Tiger in it

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JAYLIN SANTIAGO (Feb 27 2019 1:49PM) : ? more

what exactly is he reffering to?

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Kalina Turkel (Feb 27 2019 1:51PM) : The author is asking in awe, how the tiger could have gotten its stupendous eyes
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OLIVER LANG (Feb 27 2019 1:48PM) : Does this mean it's something that is in the sky? Maybe the moon
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JULISSA ARROYO (Feb 27 2019 2:04PM) : He was asking what was burning his eyes that were so far away that he can not see what is it was hurting, but confused about why he felt it. more

Based on this I think he was talking about the depths of the sky because in the verse that comes after, it states,“Burnt the fire of thine eyes” and the sun burns your eyes when you look into the sky for a while. And it seemed like he was wondering why that happened.

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EMILY RODRIGUEZ (Feb 27 2019 2:09PM) : The use of "distant deeps or skies" seems to refer to an otherworldly ("distant") place, perhaps a kind of Hell ("deeps") or Heaven ("skies").
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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:12PM) : maybe more

he’s probably saying how far you can go is you be powerful or brave

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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:08AM) : Thine and thy means you/your
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Jovana Kovac (Feb 27 2019 10:20AM) : -Fire of eyes more

I like this metaphor because Blake described tiger’s eyes really good, so we can feel how they really look. They are “burning”.

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WENDY RIVERA (Feb 27 2019 1:42PM) : Blake is stating how the tyger's eyes are the burn of fire. Fire is red or orange and a tigers eyes aren't that color so Blake might be describing how the tyger's eyes are furious.
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Student Jillian Wood (Feb 27 2019 1:49PM) : What could the fire in the eye be?
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CHARISSA CAPERS (Feb 27 2019 1:52PM) : stepping out, becoming someone bigger
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ANGELINA PAULINO (Feb 27 2019 2:02PM) : is he saying that the tiger eyes are fire? more

because when you think of fire you think of someone or something big and bad. So is he saying that the has become stronger.

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TYLER VIVAS (Feb 27 2019 2:09PM) : why is this a question. if this is a question then shouldn't it be worded differently
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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:13PM) : I have no Idea what this means more

I’m confused on what this mean

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FATJON MORINA (Feb 27 2019 10:11AM) : I think that in this sentence he meant to say that the tyger is brave enough to dare to do everything
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KEEBA POLIUS (Feb 27 2019 10:12AM) : Connotations more

To aspire means to go ahead and move forward. The poet connotates a wing to aspiring because wings are used to fly. And he clearly wants to move on.n

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OLIVER LANG (Feb 27 2019 1:44PM) : Do the wings mean a bird or something else? Maybe the flames of a fire?
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Student Jillian Wood (Feb 27 2019 1:51PM) : Maybe the wings could like be a symbol of something religious.
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WENDY RIVERA (Feb 27 2019 1:54PM) : i think that this is a metaphor that is trying to ask how did the tiger make it?
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TYLER VIVAS (Feb 27 2019 2:04PM) : wings? more

is the wings supposed to represent angels?

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GEORGE TASE (Feb 27 2019 2:10PM) : I think its talking about "he" flying away. I wonder who "he" is?
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JULISSA ARROYO (Feb 27 2019 2:10PM) : I think when he saw the Angels, in the tree when he was 9 years old, he wanted wings so he can fly or reach the sky to see what was up there.
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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:08AM) : Seize means grab.
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GEORGE TASE (Feb 27 2019 1:47PM) : I think this is saying that no one dares to stop this fire. Whats feeding this fire? Will this fire every stop?
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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:14PM) : maybe more

he probably means how dare someone try to take what makes u special away from you

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

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MALCOLM PEET (Feb 27 2019 10:09AM) : I think he is referring to the birth or start of a new life
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ELAI SOSA (Feb 27 2019 10:19AM) : Creation of a creature (probably a literal tiger) more

This paragraph is asking what type of being can create a creature such as the tiger.

This poem seems like an Ode to the Tiger or an Ode to a higher being, maybe God.

“And what shoulder, & what art,”
-What being?
“Could twist the sinews of thy heart?”
-Could create something so intricate as a your heart?
“and when thy heart began to beat,”
-and when you got this creation to operate,
“What dread hand? & what dread feet?”
-How’d this being move on to create your hands and feet?

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WENDY RIVERA (Feb 27 2019 1:56PM) : But does he really mean a literal tiger? Or is this poem just an extended metaphor?
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Kalina Turkel (Feb 27 2019 1:47PM) : The author shows his admiration for tigers by comparing the making of a tiger to art.
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EMILY RODRIGUEZ (Feb 27 2019 2:08PM) : This stanza continues the questioning of who/what the creator of the Tyger is (notice the "And" continues the thought from the previous stanza). "shoulder" roughly means what kind of bodily strength could create the Tyger ("twist the sinews of thy he more

my favorite line is “when thy heart began to beat, what dread hand? & what dread feet” i see it in another way like when the heart began to beat what did it feel, and how would it beating effect it, like you know what i mean.

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KARLA TORRES (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : "art" more

what type of art is it

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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 1:51PM) : what does he mean shoulder more

did he actually mean shoving someone with his shoulder or he means an actual shoulder

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ANGELINA PAULINO (Feb 27 2019 2:11PM) : what is "sinews"
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NATHAN SCHACHTER (Feb 27 2019 10:07AM) : What does "twist the sinews" mean?
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MARIAM LOPEZ (Feb 27 2019 10:10AM) : sinew is like a sort of muscle, so im guessing that the "tyger" is twisting the "muscles" of the author's heart. It reminds me of the expression "pulling at heart strings'
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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:23AM) : Under the skin of the tiger are the powerful muscles and fibers/sinews that twist and turn as he moves.
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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:09AM) : Sinews are the fibers, called tendons, that attach muscle to bone.
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Student Jillian Wood (Feb 27 2019 1:49PM) : What could twist the sinews of the heart?
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ARIEL LIZ (Feb 27 2019 1:50PM) : W more

why sinew out of everything do animals have a sinew

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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:25PM) : I believe more

this mean you could stop your heart from being brave

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KARLA TORRES (Feb 27 2019 10:18AM) : when thy heart began to beat more

has if he was scared of something

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OLIVER LANG (Feb 27 2019 1:49PM) : Is something giving it some form of life?
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KEEBA POLIUS (Feb 27 2019 10:10AM) : Diction more

When the poet says dread, he s refering to an act of fear. But why would the poet say what dread hand and feet if he didnt fear something? What is he referring to

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ANAEE MERO (Feb 27 2019 10:14AM) : feet more

why feet? why not something else like armpit or thighs??

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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:07PM) : what? more

what if he trying say to that you hand and you feet can help do brave this so its saying use them don’t let them be dread body parts

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JOSHUA WOODY (May 15 2019 1:39PM) : I see this as a proposal to find out what the Tyger is "made of". What is the Tyger supposed to be if its backround is unknown? An animal? A larger being?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

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MALCOLM PEET (Feb 27 2019 10:15AM) : I think this talks about how our organs are created
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Derek Denson (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : What does he mean in this stanza?
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Student Jillian Wood (Feb 27 2019 1:48PM) : This could be a symbol for hell more

It is possible that this stanza represents hell. The hammer of hell and maybe the chain is what keeps you in hell. The furnace is hot and thats were things are usually burnt. The brain could be burning because it is dirty. The last line, could be a warning.

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JAYLIN SANTIAGO (Feb 27 2019 1:51PM) : he could be talking about how people are created
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EMILY RODRIGUEZ (Feb 27 2019 1:54PM) : What i get at in this paragraph is how the Tyger was created. He uses the metaphor of the blacksmith, who forms metal with a hammer, furnace (fire), and anvil.
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JAYLIN SANTIAGO (Feb 27 2019 1:54PM) : he's cleaning a brain?
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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:02PM) : this is strange more

I don’t think he actually cleaning a brain Jailyn

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ASHLEY PARKINSON (Feb 27 2019 10:10AM) : Is the author building something? more

Fixing something?

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MALCOLM PEET (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : true [Edited]
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ASHLEY PARKINSON (Feb 27 2019 10:20AM) : Thx
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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : Blake is talking about metal when he says hammer and chain. The fire of the furnace can melt metal and the anvil is used to bend metal.
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KEEBA POLIUS (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : Confusion at its finest! more

The poet is confused. Just like when we say what the heck or what is going on? But why would he refer to tools. A hammer is used to nail something in and a chain is used to lock.

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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:10AM) : Furnace is a place that burns things.
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ANJELINA ABRAMS (Feb 27 2019 10:17AM) : brain in furnace? more

Why did they ask in which furnace was the brain? what does this line connote to in real life? what was william blake trying to tell us or ask us here in this sentence?

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WENDY RIVERA (Feb 27 2019 2:02PM) : I think Blake is wondering when the brain was or if it was unavailable.
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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:11AM) : Anvil is a very heavy iron table that workers use to make things. The table is pretty much indestructible.
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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:09PM) : dread more

it means fear, worry, concern, horrible, awful

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ANGELINA PAULINO (Feb 27 2019 2:10PM) : because the table is strong dose he mean the tiger is to?
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IVAN CHEN (Feb 27 2019 10:14AM) : Is he talking about the anvil? Why is it so deadly? Tags: E
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JALAYA ELLISON (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : deadly terrors clasp!! this is interesting meaning?
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ANJELINA ABRAMS (Feb 27 2019 10:24AM) : Punctuation more

The punctuation in the sentence has an exclamation mark at the end, this probably means this line should be loud

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TYLER VIVAS (Feb 27 2019 1:58PM) : something else? more

are they talking about the tigers deadly clasp or something much more greater than a tiger

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

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ELAI SOSA (Feb 27 2019 10:07AM) : Reference to God more Tags: #jesusourlord

I’ll bet that this paragraph is referencing some form of God, an supreme power, and the creation of the world. In line 3, a “he” and his “work” is mentioned. This could be a reference to a God and humans as his work. Line 4
“the Lamb”
Jesus Christ is referenced to as the lamb
Jesus is God’s son
This line could be asking
’Did he who created Jesus Christ create you?

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Chloe Lewis Sylla (Feb 27 2019 10:17AM) : I agree.
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COLEMAN WILLIAMS (Feb 27 2019 10:19AM) : How does god relate to the tyger? more

how does being immortal and tigers relate to religon?

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Chloe Lewis Sylla (Feb 27 2019 10:11AM) : Must be talking about god and his angels. more

The author said that the stars threw down their spears and obviously stars throwing spears isn’t that realistic so the stars must symbolize angels. He = god.

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MALCOLM PEET (Feb 27 2019 10:14AM) : stars throw down their spears?
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MARIAM LOPEZ (Feb 27 2019 10:23AM) : this stanza seemed religious so maybe he was talking about angels?? or at least something to do with god
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MALCOLM PEET (Feb 27 2019 10:22AM) : did he smile his work to see could maybe mean was he proud of everything he's created
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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 1:38PM) : I agree with you Malcolm . more

maybe he is happy he made improvement in his creations

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KEVIN ZUMBA (Feb 27 2019 1:57PM) : question more

did someone die? and is writing on what he thinks is experiencing

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EMILY RODRIGUEZ (Feb 27 2019 2:01PM) : These lines are the most talking about "Christian" of the poem.The same "he" reappears here as in line 7, but in a much more Christian setting, more closely referencing God than the other stanza. more

but tbh i see this as another way to like it makes me feel some type of way. it makes me feel like he’s trying to say i been through so much and done so much to cover my pain, so can i still put a smile on my face to see another day. like thats how i feel i understand exactly how that feels.

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Student Jillian Wood (Feb 27 2019 1:44PM) : I like this line more

This line intrigues me. I wonder what it could symbolize or what was the intention of this line. I wonder if this line has a religious meaning behind it.

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OLIVER LANG (Feb 27 2019 1:55PM) : It may be a moment in a war x_x 0_0 I_I $_$ ^_^ *_*
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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 1:53PM) : idea? more

I believe he meant how bright the stars light shined on people like it almost hurt like a spear

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ANGELINA PAULINO (Feb 27 2019 2:12PM) : what are "spears"and how dose it connect?
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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 1:36PM) : water'd heaven with their tears? more

what does he mean whose tears water’d heaven (god, Jesus) this is just little confusing

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OLIVER LANG (Feb 27 2019 1:47PM) : Is the thing having sad tears or tears of laughter
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GEORGE TASE (Feb 27 2019 1:58PM) : This is interesting as tigers are deadly animals, but is it actually talking about tigers?
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KEEBA POLIUS (Feb 27 2019 10:02AM) : almost like magic more

The author is incinuating that its so magical how he creates things. Almost like a snap of a finger.

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Chloe Lewis Sylla (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : Just like how God is depicted in the bible.
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KARLA TORRES (Feb 27 2019 10:15AM) : "his" more

does he mean mean like he has the tiger is a male not a female

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NATHAN SCHACHTER (Feb 27 2019 10:18AM) : He might be referring to god not the tiger when blake says he
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WENDY RIVERA (Feb 27 2019 1:39PM) : If he is referring to god then he might be wondering how god felt when he created stuff.
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OCTAVIO LAZARO (Feb 27 2019 10:05AM) : I can relate because the lamb represents the innocent. And i read a book called "The Lamb to the Slaughter" This is what this line reminds me of.
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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:24AM) : Love this.
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KEEBA POLIUS (Feb 27 2019 10:06AM) : Endless possibilties more

The poet is thinking of how he ended up hear. he is referring to a religious belief that God has created us. Is he clueless or undecisive of what he was possibly taught growing up?

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Chloe Lewis Sylla (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : The author was probably raised as christian.
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Susan Avery (Feb 27 2019 10:13AM) : Why is the word Lamb a capital L?
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TYLER VIVAS (Feb 27 2019 1:41PM) : maybe the author is trying to make the L stand out
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IWEEN GENTY (Feb 27 2019 1:45PM) : Is Blake asking himself if god made the tiger AND the lamb?
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CHARISSA CAPERS (Feb 27 2019 1:49PM) : meaning, did who made the Lamb such as god, "make thee"..

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

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GEORGE TASE (Feb 27 2019 1:50PM) : This repeats again. Is the author trying to tell us something or is it his way of ending the poem?
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KEVIN ZUMBA (Feb 27 2019 1:56PM) : repetition more

why is this in the beginning and at the end to??

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Kalina Turkel (Feb 27 2019 1:57PM) : By using the word "Dare", you can see that the author is in wonderment, or even scared of someone powerful enough to create the "fearful symmetry" that the tyger possesses [Edited]
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OMAR RAMIREZ (Feb 27 2019 2:03PM) : Why did Blake repeat the first stanza at the end??
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ANGELINA PAULINO (Feb 27 2019 2:07PM) : why dose he repeat the stanza again more

he put the first and last stanza are the same. why?

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KEVIN ZUMBA (Feb 27 2019 2:10PM) : meaning more

there might have been a hidden message in this paragraph since it shows up twice

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Chloe Lewis Sylla (Feb 27 2019 10:12AM) : I really want to know what Tyger is supposed to symbolize.
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CHARISSA CAPERS (Feb 27 2019 1:40PM) : what is so speical about a Tyger?
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WENDY RIVERA (Feb 27 2019 1:46PM) : Blake uses repetition in this poem which means that whatever is in the first and last stanza is important.What do they mean?
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GEORGE TASE (Feb 27 2019 1:55PM) : I think that this "Tyger" symbolizes a god as in nature tigers are seen as a strong, brave, fearless animal as many people see god today.
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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 1:55PM) : maybe.. more

he’s talking about being brave and show how special he or you are

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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 2:26PM) : why more

imortal hand

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ANJELINA ABRAMS (Feb 27 2019 10:21AM) : diction more

The first stanza and the last stanza have every word in common except the first word of the last line. In the first stanza the line goes “what immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?” but the last stanza goes “what immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?”. Why does William Blake choose to change that word? What might this act of diction represent?

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ANGELINA PAULINO (Feb 27 2019 1:56PM) : why is symmetry fearful? more

is it because it seems perfect and perfect is uncommon so it can be fearful.

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JOSHUA WOODY (May 15 2019 1:43PM) : The fact that William started the poem with this line and ended it leaves us with a pleasant closure. Although we may not know what the Tyger is , we're left with the question of how this being of the Tyger is so great.

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Added February 27, 2019 at 9:45am by Paul Allison
Title: William Blake's Art

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Chloe Lewis Sylla (Feb 27 2019 10:15AM) : I like the little details that are illustrated.
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WENDY RIVERA (Feb 27 2019 1:49PM) : The colors are light which makes me wonder why Blake decided to color it this way.
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TYLER VIVAS (Feb 27 2019 1:55PM) : was there a specific reason for the setting behind the tiger
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ZARIYA BAKER (Feb 27 2019 1:58PM) : I think more

he means that lion how like the lion is brave and the “king” of the jungle he probably saying tyger =power maybe I’m wrong

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KEVIN ZUMBA (Feb 27 2019 1:58PM) : question more

what inspired him to draw this picture?

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MARIAM LOPEZ (Feb 27 2019 9:59AM) : nice tiger more

its a nice tiger. the tiger looked shocked. is there a reason as to why?

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NATHAN SCHACHTER (Feb 27 2019 10:03AM) : I agree. The tiger seems wide eyed snd shocked.
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OCTAVIO LAZARO (Feb 27 2019 10:16AM) : why does this tiger not even look like one. Isn't the tiger suppose to be like God or something why does it look so ugly.
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TYLER VIVAS (Feb 27 2019 1:53PM) : the face that the tiger is making, makes me think that the tiger might be scared or nervous of whatever it's looking at
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GEORGE TASE (Feb 27 2019 2:04PM) : The tiger doesn't really look strong and tough or "burning bright" as he says in the poem.
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ANAEE MERO (Feb 27 2019 10:22AM) : why does the author color the drawing this way? would it have to do with how he feels or envision the poem? more

Artists are always very careful about how they choose to do things so would William, being the artist AND the writer of this poem, have intentions behind the colors he chose for his drawing of the poem. Does the tree also have a meaning or is it just there. Why doesn’t it has leaves? For all we know he could’ve painted the tiger purple and green like barney the dinosaur.

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COLEMAN WILLIAMS (Feb 27 2019 10:23AM) : is this poem about religoen?
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KEEBA POLIUS (Feb 27 2019 10:24AM) : tyger tyger more

I Dislike his punctuation because tyger tyger burning bright sounds bright and bold and grand and exciting which is what an exclammation point is for

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