The Tyger and the Lamb: Summary & Analysis


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1. What does the term apostrophe refer to in a poem?

2. What is juxtaposition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In 1789, William Blake published a collection of poems called Songs of Innocence. Five years later, he published a second collection titled Songs of Experience. In later printings, the two collections were published together, offering a keen insight into human curiosity and contrariness. This quiz and worksheet combination will analyze two specific poems from Blake's collection - 'The Lamb' and 'The Tyger.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test the following:

  • Blake's publications
  • Literary devices used
  • Juxtaposition between the two poems

Skills Practiced

Students utilizing this quiz and worksheet will gain practice in the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about these poems by William Blake in a new way
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define these main phrases: apostrophe, tone, imagery, juxtaposition
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast William Blake's poems 'The Lamb' and 'The Tyger'

Additional Learning

Read the lesson on William Blake's poems titled, The Tyger and the Lamb: Summary & Analysis, to learn more about Blake's craft and how these two poems relate to each other. These objectives are contained in the lesson:

  • Examine Blake's poetry as an expression of contrary states of innocence and experience
  • Analyze ways in which the use of apostrophe in 'The Lamb' adds to a feeling of innocence in the poem
  • Compare and contrast the childlike tone of 'The Lamb' with the more forceful tone of 'The Tyger' using specific images and language from the poems