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Lamb , The Analysis



Author: Poetry of William Blake Type: Poetry Views: 6105





Little Lamb, who made thee?

Dost thou know who made thee?

Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,

By the stream and o'er the mead;

Gave thee clothing of delight,

Softest clothing, woolly, 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, and He is mild;

He became a little child.

I a child, and thou a lamb,

We are called by His name.

Little Lamb, God bless thee!

Little Lamb, God bless thee!



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| Posted on 2013-12-19 | by a guest


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hmm you can\'t analyze this poem without reading \"The Tyger.\"

| Posted on 2012-11-18 | by a guest


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This is a romantic poem, where the impossible happens-this being a baby talking to a lamb. Children believe that they are the center of the universe and everything revolves around them-this is false imagination. In this poem, as the child talks to the animal, the baby is contradicting false imagination. By speaking to the lamb, the baby is reversing the fall from grace and establishing a communion between nature and humanity. This poem, like I wrote before, reverses the fall from grace, erases original sin, and establishes communion. This is a very spiritual, natural and a non materialistic poem.

| Posted on 2012-04-08 | by a guest


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| Posted on 2012-02-10 | by a guest


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dis post site is so good. it helped me lots. i dnt no why dis guy rote about the tiger lyke he wus mean. nd the lam wus like a babbie.

| Posted on 2011-11-22 | by a guest


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The lamb is meek, soft, gentle and innocent. It does not fight back. Like the lamb, Jesus and the baby are also meek, gentle and innocent and they all belong to the world of innocence. The baby tells the lamb that God made the lamb gentle, calm and soft and, God also blesses the lamb. Jesus is called the lamb because he is gentle and innocent like a lamb.

| Posted on 2011-10-12 | by a guest


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The lamb is meek, soft, gentle and innocent. It does not fight back. Like the lamb, Jesus and the baby are also meek, gentle and innocent and they all belong to the world of innocence. The baby tells the lamb that God made the lamb gentle, calm and soft and, God also blesses the lamb. Jesus is called the lamb because he is gentle and innocent like a lamb.

| Posted on 2011-10-10 | by a guest


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.: blud r u crazy :.
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| Posted on 2011-08-03 | by a guest


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The divine God; supreme agent, creator, and ruler of the universe gave to mankind the sacrificial lamb in animal form and later on in human form to cleanse their earthly bodies from all sins. In the poem, William Blake, expresses to the reader the lamb the world knows from the Judeo - Christian philosophy. The symbolism of the lamb in the Jewish religion and the Christian religion are both the same; the lamb is offered to God as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of Sin. However, in Christianity the lamb was a man, Jesus Christ, which was used as the only and ultimate sacrifice for all sinners on earth. In the New Testament, The Bible, the reader learns about the merge of the sacrificial lamb; from the animal form to human form. Therefore, it is why William Blake emphasizes on the young sheep, as the lamb, and also emphasizes on the lamb metaphorically, as the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ; both Jesus Christ and the young sheep as pure and innocent from all Sins.

| Posted on 2011-08-03 | by a guest


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| Posted on 2011-07-31 | by a guest


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The Lamb represnts the conventional symbol of innocence. It also displays irony that the One who created the LAmb was a lamb himself( Line 13).This is a reference to Jesus who was called \"The Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world.\" The speaker compares the Lamb to a child, another symbol of innocence.

| Posted on 2011-07-11 | by a guest


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in this poem william blake accentuate, by analogy,innocence and experience questionining the human faith and the devine figure of god.blake\'s religiouss affiliation, in this sense, sees god in its manifestation, in its creatures and in each heart beat.Thus, the poem takes a rhetorical form and not an apostrophic one.

| Posted on 2011-05-23 | by a guest


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I think the lamb could be asking the narrator, which would be mankind, who made thee and where we came from.

| Posted on 2011-04-25 | by a guest


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This poem dramatizes the conflict between Innocence and Greatness, questioning how such innocence can come from such power. Blake notes the things in which the lamb was given: “Gave thee life, and bid thee feed, By the stream and o\'er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing, woolly, bright; Gave thee such a tender…” (3-7). After stating what the lamb was “given” the child questions the lamb again of his creator.
The Lamb is written on Blakes religious views and Christianity, all characteristics lead to religion. The lamb could represent any human being or merely a lamb. A child is used to question the lamb of its creator, beauty, “Softest clothing, woolly, bright; a tender voice” (6-7). A lamb is a sacrificial symbol of Jesus. The lamb is “meek and mild” (15) peaceful and innocent, which shows similar characteristics of Jesus. In the bible Jesus is called the lamb for embracing his meekness and mildness.
Everything points back to religion in this poem. Blake uses imagery such as allusion: \"He is meek & he is mild, He became a little child\". (15-16). An allusion of the crucifixion of Christ, who was born in Bethlehem and died for his peoples sins. The author asks a rhetorical question “Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee?” (1-2; 8-11), but in the end he gives us the answer.

| Posted on 2011-04-08 | by a guest


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The Lamb written by William Blake, is derived upon religious meaning. The literal and figurative meanings are all related to Christianity. A religion whom a Lamb, plays a vast role of sacrifice for religious reasons.
\"He is meek & he is mild\". - Second stanze, line 15.
The Lamb, could be referred to anyone, anything or even referred to as just a lamb.
When it comes to W.Blake\'s two poems, \"The lamb\" and \"The Tyger\", you start noticing that Blake must be very religious. He talks of the lamb, as a significance to Christianity.
W.Blake gives all sorts of literary devices in this poem, such as mood; how there is a nursery rhyme feeling to the poem when you read it, or even just the questioning from what seems to be a child, asking the Lamb (which refers to something else - explain later).
So this child, whom questions the lamb, is a somewhat clear symbolism of the religion Christianity, whereas it shows how this child, which could resemble us, humanity, asking questions to the lamb, which could resemble Jesus. As a Lamb is a holy sacrificial animal in Christianity and Judaism, possible Islam (which is out of the picture since Islam focuses on other prophets and don\'t find Christ very important within their religion), so was Jesus, the sacrifice for the world.
The Lamb is meek and mild, peacful and innocent, which shows the exact same characteristics as of Jesus. In the N.T (new testament) jesus is referred to as the Lamb embracing his meekness and mildness.
When it comes to this piece of poetry by W.Blake, everything relates to religion and back to everything. Blake likes to use imagery such as allusion. The allusion used here is \"He is meek & he is mild / He became a little child\". This is an allusion to the incarnation of Christ. A general birth. He was born in Bethlehem and was sacrificed himself for the peoples sins; to miracle of life.
Analysed by Edris T. Sweden.
(reference used from other posts by others in this website).

| Posted on 2011-02-13 | by a guest


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The Tyger should be read before the Lamb to fully understand what the lamb is about and also read a bit about the background of William Blake and his religion.

| Posted on 2011-02-09 | by a guest


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Blake did not hold with the doctrine of God as Lord, an entity separate from and superior to mankind. Jesus, for Blake, symbolises the vital relationship and unity between divinity and humanity. He does not see God as a traditional messianic figure or a supremely creative being, above dogma, logic and even morality, he sees God in each and every beating heart. Jesus is the only God ... but so am I, and so are you. All deities reside in the human breast.

| Posted on 2011-02-08 | by a guest


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\'The Lamb’ appears to be about a child asking the beautiful young lamb questions, the lamb appears to be living in the bright English countryside, but you can see on a deeper level the lamb is in fact Jesus, the lamb is described to have the same characteristics (meek, mild, peaceful and innocent).

| Posted on 2011-01-04 | by a guest


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the lamb is Jesus. they share the same characteristics (meek,mild,peaceful & innocent). even though it seems that the poem has an apostrophic form in the beginning, as the child makes questions to sb (to God?), in the 2nd stanza, when he gives the answer on his own (\"for he calls himself a lamb..\"), it seems that the poem acquires a more rhetorical form.

| Posted on 2010-11-21 | by a guest


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I think that the writer Blake is speaking about Christ being the lamb. As in Christ was the sacrifice for the world. Similar to how lambs were sacrificed for religious reasons. Christ is the ultimate religious sacrifice. and the writer states that we are all called by his name, meaning God calls all people to follow him.

| Posted on 2010-10-28 | by a guest


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indeed this poem criticises the church, the shepherd meaning the church here is not mentioned at all but talks about the pure christian meek and soft attitude which history proved to be not true sometimes.etc just an opinion

| Posted on 2010-10-23 | by a guest


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I think it\'s important to read \"The Tyger\" to better understand \"The Lamb\"

| Posted on 2010-08-29 | by a guest


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i think according to poet Blake the lamb is a symbol of all of us who has been created in this world to spread the message of love. but our innocence is killed in this world through sins just like a lamb in a slaughter house

| Posted on 2010-07-17 | by a guest


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the poem basically talks about the innocent's view of the world. the lamb being talked or described in the poem shows the qualities or the personality of our God.
the innocents asks a lot of questions which helps the readers to understand the message of that poem.

| Posted on 2010-06-27 | by a guest


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in this poem william helped us to understand that every creature on this earth is innocent and special
and i love the way that how he express it

| Posted on 2010-06-24 | by a guest


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the narrator,a child, is questioning who made the little lamb in the form that he is. the tender voice, the bright wooly clothes etc. i think that the theme of the poem is the inocence of the child in such a confusing world

| Posted on 2010-02-22 | by a guest


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A2 English students' interpretation of 'The Lamb'.
William Blake's poem; 'The Lamb' is composed as one of the two contrasting characteristics of God's creation on earth. The natural and harmless imagery used by Blake creates a peaceful and innocent tone to the poem. He uses words such as 'meek' and 'mild' to describe the lamb, furthering the image of a harmless animal. It is a common theme in many of Blake's poems to use a lamb as a symbol for innocence, most probably due to the fact that it is a religous symbol (Jesus is referred to as 'The Lamb of God' in the New Testament).
The innocence and goodness of the lamb is emphasised when compared to that of the 'Tyger'. In 'The Tyger' the landscape in which this Tyger is living in is a 'forest of the night', a dark and dangerous place. Whereas the 'Little lamb' lives 'by the stream and o'er the mead' a jovial image that creates a Godlike and unthreatening impression.
Furthermore, the structure of the poem is hymn like. By structuring the poem in a hymn like manner; using the refrain of 'Little lamb' and the simple sentence length that are found in hymns, it enforces the idea that this lamb is indeed a 'Godlike' and pure creature.

| Posted on 2009-12-27 | by a guest


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The Lamb is best understood when compared with the poem the tyger the tyger is strong but the lamb waek

| Posted on 2009-06-22 | by a guest


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The lil lamb wants to know who made him & the narrator tells him that God made Him....Made in God's Image

| Posted on 2009-04-15 | by a guest


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this poem has a lot of literary devices and is very educational.

| Posted on 2009-03-30 | by a guest


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i believe that the beginning of the poem is talking about us as people. He saw visions at an early age of God putting his face on the window in his room, and later angels in a tree and elijah under one. So, I do believe that he is a very religious poet. On that note, Blake is probably refering to us as the lamb at the start. In the Bible it tells of God being the shepard and us his flock. So, he could possibly be witnessing to someone. Saying, in our words, "Hey! Do you know who made you? Do you know who gave you life? The one who fed you, kept you safe, given you things you wanted? the BEST things in life? Even your soft gentle voice that even makes the rivers rejoice to hear you speak?" (lines 1-8)
Then he goes on to say that he will tell them since they obviously do not know the depth which he is trying to reveal to them of the Saviors love. Again, in words as we would more than likely use today, he is saying that Jesus is also called a lamb. That he came to earth meek and mild, he was born by the virgin Mary in a stable amoungst animals when he was in all actallity the King of Kings! Line 17 i believe is saying that he, Blake, is a child of God, and that the lamb is associated is with Gods flock, and in that, they are both called by his name. Children and sheep are both associated with innocents. The last line is self explanitory, he is asking God to bless the person that he talked to.
However, now that all this is said, it IS a poem. In that, it is NOT SELF EXPLANITORY. There can be and SHOULD have more than one interpretation. This is what i love so much aboout it. Every time it is read, another meaning could pop out. Read for yourself between the lines. Look up the authors history, put yourself in their shoes. Then! try to figure out its meaning TO YOU! Once you do that, that's really all that matters...
Have fun!

| Posted on 2009-03-25 | by a guest


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William Blake uses the "lamb" as an image -- both a literary image and a theological one. A lamb is weak, mild, tender, and meek. It does not fight. In Christian theology, Jesus the Messiah is often referred to as a "lamb", emphasizing his meekness and gentleness (Isaiah 53:7 -- He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter). The weakness of a lamb conveys the weakness that Jesus displayed to the world. He did not come as a powerful God. This points out Christianity's emphasis on theology of suffering, not on being powerful, rich, or prideful in this life.
"He is meek and He is mild, He became a little child". This refers to the incarnation of Christ as a baby in Bethlehem, where God "became a little child". In Christian theology, God became man so as to be a member of the human race; by doing so, He also brought the human race into his "divine" race -- He adopted humanity into himself.
"I a child and thou a lamb, we are called by His name": humans are now identified by Jesus's name and his life, and therefore have the benefits of his life and divine nature -- an eternity of joyful life.
"Little lamb, God bless thee": the lamb, as well as the child of God, can rejoice that God has blessed them in such a way.

| Posted on 2009-02-03 | by a guest


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This is the noobiest poem ive ever had to write an essay about!

| Posted on 2008-11-25 | by a guest


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ok here's my theory, the poet is trying to say that we are all creations of god and that we are all god's children in essence we are all innocent. (totally against my views but i have to do this for english class :D )

| Posted on 2008-08-23 | by a guest


.: blud r u crazy :.

im da sikest in da game.if i send 4 ma blade den im rippin frew ur name. stick him in a grave im da quikest to snach da fame .ill take a foto of ur sista givin hed n stick da picture in ur frame.wana say sumin den say it man will spray him in his face.glock 19 da amulance has to cum n take him away.but me im jus ill so sik dokter wants to take me away.but i aint goin nowere ill reload n den pull bak on da trigger in his face off the top of the head r u crayz

| Posted on 2007-03-14 | by a guest


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this poem is good it is about the lamb been a child the tyger is a grown up u feel me but the lamb is good n innocent like god is good n innocent the lamb is elegent n no man had part in making such a beautiful creature u feel me only god could make summin so beautiful yeh

| Posted on 2007-03-14 | by a guest


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PINOTE is very nice..
The poem "The Lamb" expresses the innocent's view of the world as a creation of God and not a creation of the human imagination. The innocent asks, "Little Lamb, who made thee?/Dost thou know who made thee?"(51). The innocent is only able to conceive of the origins of the lamb being due to a creator god and not as a product of his imagination. The innocent sees the lamb as a symbol of goodness and since he has been taught that God is a good and benevolent god, the lamb must have been entirely created by God. When the innocent describes the creator of the lamb, he says, "He is meek, & he is mild"(52). The creator of such a meek and mild being like the lamb must also be meek and mild because be must be inherently good if he creates such a being. The innocent projects his expectations of "Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love" on to the world and so they are projected back. He does not question his observances of the world and so his imagination is shackled in the world of innocence.

| Posted on 2005-08-31 | by Approved Guest


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The poem "The Lamb" expresses the innocent's view of the world as a creation of God and not a creation of the human imagination. The innocent asks, "Little Lamb, who made thee?/Dost thou know who made thee?"(51). The innocent is only able to conceive of the origins of the lamb being due to a creator god and not as a product of his imagination. The innocent sees the lamb as a symbol of goodness and since he has been taught that God is a good and benevolent god, the lamb must have been entirely created by God. When the innocent describes the creator of the lamb, he says, "He is meek, & he is mild"(52). The creator of such a meek and mild being like the lamb must also be meek and mild because be must be inherently good if he creates such a being. The innocent projects his expectations of "Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love" on to the world and so they are projected back. He does not question his observances of the world and so his imagination is shackled in the world of innocence

| Posted on 2005-08-31 | by Approved Guest


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The poem "The Lamb" expresses the innocent's view of the world as a creation of God and not a creation of the human imagination. The innocent asks, "Little Lamb, who made thee?/Dost thou know who made thee?"(51). The innocent is only able to conceive of the origins of the lamb being due to a creator god and not as a product of his imagination. The innocent sees the lamb as a symbol of goodness and since he has been taught that God is a good and benevolent god, the lamb must have been entirely created by God. When the innocent describes the creator of the lamb, he says, "He is meek, & he is mild"(52). The creator of such a meek and mild being like the lamb must also be meek and mild because be must be inherently good if he creates such a being. The innocent projects his expectations of "Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love" on to the world and so they are projected back. He does not question his observances of the world and so his imagination is shackled in the world of innocence.

| Posted on 2005-04-09 | by Approved Guest




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