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TIGER, TIGER IN THE WOOD
Posted by: Esther (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: November 01, 2000 09:54PM

I need help in finding the author, title and complete poem. Any help would be most appreciated. All I know is that a portion of the poem contains this phrase: Tiger Tiger in the Woods
Thanks very much.
Most Sincerely,
Esther


RE: TIGER, TIGER IN THE WOOD
Posted by: Jen (---.chc.edu)
Date: November 01, 2000 10:16PM

I believe it's a poem by William Blake. It's a song of innocence or a song of experience. I don't know which one...


RE: TIGER, TIGER IN THE WOOD
Posted by: Chesil (---.neo.rr.com)
Date: November 01, 2000 11:03PM

If you mean The Tyger then it is on eof the finest poems in the English language and one I never tire of reciting:

The Tyger

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

William Blake (1757-1827)

You do need to read aloud to appreciate the majesty of this poem.

Chesil


RE: TIGER, TIGER IN THE WOOD
Posted by: Justin Albury (12.4.161.---)
Date: November 06, 2000 05:58PM

Can someone please help me with this poem by telling me about it.

Justin F.K.Albury

Representing the Bahamas

Thanks




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