“THE Tyger”By William Blake 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, & what art. Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? & 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 watered 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?
5 things to do when reading poetry • Meet the poem: think about the title and just read the poem • Read Again SLOWER: Look at each stanzafor figurative language and the deeper meaning. WRITE ON THE POEM! • Identify the TONEand MOOD • Look for Form: graphic elements, line length, poem style, rhyme scheme, etc. • Connect with poem: how would you explain it, how would you illustrate the poem, favorite line/verse
What is the rhyme scheme? Tyger! Tyger! burning brightIn the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eyeCould frame thy fearful symmetry? a a b b
Read the following dictionary entry: Frame (frām)verb 1. to build buy putting together the structural parts of 2. to enclose in or as if in a frame 3. to make up evidence so as to incriminate falsely Noun 1. a structure that shapes or supports; a rim used to encase, hold or border 2. the structure of a human or animal body 3. a general structure or system. Read the following line from the poem: What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? Which definition from the dictionary entry correctly defines frame as used in the line from the poem?
What examples of imagery in this poem can you describes…Justify using textual evidence!
What is the speaker of this poem marveling at?Justify using textual evidence!
In the poem, what is the compare the Tyger to?Justify using textual evidence!
In stanza 5, the speaker asks if…Justify using textual evidence! When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee?