The Tyger by William Blake

“The Tyger” is a poem written by William Blake in 1794.

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About the Poem: Published in 1794 as part of English poet William Blake’s collection “Songs of Experience,” the poem explores and questions 18th century Christian religious paradigms, discussing what God’s intention and motivation for creating the tiger.

It was also quoted in the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes” in 1993: “‘Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright, in the forests of the night.’ Blake wrote that. Apparently the tiger was on fire. Maybe his tail got struck by lightning or something. Flammable felines – what a weird subject for poetry.” 😁

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