THE LAMB QUESTIONS ANSWERS BY WILLIAM BLAKE

THE LAMB QUESTIONS ANSWERS BY WILLIAM BLAKE

 

1. Consider “The Lamb” as a romantic poem.

“The Lamb” is a romantic poem. It points out Blake’s religious and idealistic view of the world. It glorifies childhood which is a outstanding romantic quality. Here the child is identified with God and shown as familiar with the mystery of creation. The pastoral setting of the poem lends a romantic charm to it. Lastly the triumph of lyricism which is the hall. mark of romantic poetry, is also present here in its spontaneity, simplicity, sincerity and musicality.

2. Is the poem “The Lamb” about the child or the lamb?

In “The Lamb” Blake has recaptured the child mind. The poet through the vision of the child sees kindred innocence in the child, the Lamb and Christ. It is a typical childhood poem.

 

3. What is the central theme of Blake’s poem The Lamb?

William’s Blakes The Lamb is a romantic poem that reveals Blake’s mystical, religious and idealistic view of the world. The poem describes a lamb with a child’s affection to it. He asks the lamb about his creator and answers himself that God Himself is the creator of it. The poem highlights the Christian idealism of creation in this earth.

 

4. What does the Lamb symbolize?

The Lamb in Blake’s “The Lamb” is a symbol of innocence and meekness, of Christ and of child. The Lamb is a Biblical figure. It also symbolizes the gentle, tender, innocent pleasant aspect of human soul.

5. What are the questions made by the child to the Lamb in Blake’s poem “The Lamb”?

In Blake’s poem “The Lamb” the child asks the Lamb if he knows who created him and who ordered him to graze by the riverside and the meadows.

6.Indicate the Christian elements in the poem “The Lamb” by Blake.

The symbols used in the poem are all Biblical. The child has the intuitive knowledge that God, lamb and Christ are one. This is Christian conception. The innocence and intuition of childhood are Christian. The imagery is available in the Bible.

7. How does the beauty of the lamb is represented by the child in Blake’s “The Lamb”?

The Lamb’s body is made of wool which is covered all over the body. The lamb looks bright because of its innocence and purity by nature. It has a simple bright beauty as contrasted with the terrible beauty of the Tiger. The Lamb has a tender voice. The Lamb is the symbol of simplicity, innocence and tenderness.

8. Consider Blake’s “The Lamb” as a religious poem.

“The Lamb” by William Blake is highly religious. Through the child Blake tries to illustrate the mystery of creation. The poem expounds that in the world of innocence i.e., in the world of God even the meanest creature such as the lamb which we consider low and ignoble, occupies as high and noble position as a man because of its divinity.

9. Write a note on Blake’s mysticism as revealed in The Lamb.

William Blake unfolds a mystic wisdom by presenting a child who is questuioning the lamb about his creator and answers himself that God Himself is the creator of the lamb. All the living beings in this world are created by God. The divine qualities like innocence, gentleness, and meekness are manifested through the
child, the lamb and God. God, lamb and child make a holy trinity.

10. “Little Lamb, who made thee?/Dost thou know who made thee?” – Who asks the question? With what serious problem of life is this question concerned?

A little child in Blake’s poem “The Lamb” is the speaker of this question.

The question is concerned with the mystery of creation which is undoubtedly a serious problem of our life.

11. Dost thou know who made thee?” _ What answer does the speaker  get for this question?

The Lamb to whom the question is made remains silent because it has no answer to offer to.

12. “He is meek and he is child.” – About whom is this said? ” What does the line suggest about?

This line is said to describe the native of Jesus Christ. It suggests two cardinal qualities of Christ’s nature – his gentleness and his simplicity.

13. “For he calls himself a Lamb.” Where does the line occur? About whom does the line stand for? Why does he call himself a Lamb?

The above line occurs in William Blake’s “The Lamb”. The line stands for Jesus Christ.

Jesus called himself a Lamb as he allowed to be crucified without offering any resistance to his accusers and attackers. He consented to his sacrifice in order that he could atone for the sins of mankind.

14.) “He is called by thy name” – Who is the speaker? What does the line signify?

The child, who has come to know about the Lamb’s Creator, is the speaker.

The line signifies that God, who is incarnate in Jesus Christ, the Second person of the Trinity, is known by the name of the animal, for Jesus is figuratively also known as the Lamb because of his innocence and sacrifice.

.15.“Little Lamb, God bless thee!” – What is the implication of this line?

In this expression of “The Lamb” the child is full of love and sympathy for his little companion. So he prays to God to show its favour and ensure its safety and protection.

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