The Lamb by William Blake

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COURSE # and TITLE: ENGL 102-D42 LUO: Composition and Literature


Thesis Statement: The Lamb written by William Blake is a beautiful spiritually enriched poem that expresses God’s sovereignity, His love for creation and His gentleness in care and provisions for those that are His . I. Introduction
• Author
• Little Lamb
II. Question of creation
• Little Lamb who made you.
1. Provision of Needs
a. Provides food
b. Life in the meadow
c. Provides Clothing
III. Answer to Question of Creation
• Little Lamb I’ll tell thee.
a. Comparison of Names
b. Comparion of Charactistics
c. Association of Innocence
IV. Conclusion

English 102

22 Nov 2013

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The author of the poem “The Lamb” is William Blake. He was born on November 28, 1957 in the Soho district of London. Blake is one of the most read and anthologized of Romantic writers because of the simplicity of the poetic language he uses to convey ideas. [1.] In stanza’s of “The Lamb” we find a beautiful spiritually enriched poem that expresses God and His sovereignity. The love God has for His creation and also His gentleness of care and provisions for those that are His are vividly displayed. The poem consists of two stanzas with rhymed statements. The speaker is thought to be a child who is questioning the existence of the lamb. This poem begins with the question, “Little Lamb who made thee?” [2.] The speaker, who is a child, asks the lamb where he came from. Through a series of questions, the child seeks the origin of the lamb. Then he emplores from the lamb, who is your maker, who provides your needs. The poem gives a description of the lamb being by a stream and in a meadow. These descriptions give the essence of peace…...

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