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Critical Essay by Paul Miner

SOURCE: "The Tyger': Genesis & Evolution in the Poetry of William Blake," in Criticism, Vol. IV, No. 1, Winter, 1962, pp. 59-73.

In the following essay, Miner comments on the literary influences on "The Tyger" and the poem's relationship, thematically and symbolically, to Blake's later works.

Blake, William 1757–1827

One of the great poetic structures of the eighteenth century is William Blake's "The Tyger," a profound experiment in form and idea. The sibilants and occlusive consonants which permeate the poem and the consistent repetition of diphthongs and vowels give "The Tyger" a singular force. The word "tyger" itself begins with an explosive consonant which is followed by an emphatic vowel and a pseudoonomatopoetic "grrr"; the word uniquely integrates a visual object along with a relevant auricular effect.

"The Tyger" as it appears in Songs of Innocence and of Experience. &#x...

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