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The Lamb by William Blake

Analysis

"The Lamb" is a poem written by William Blake. This poem is about nature and God. Blake is basically asking who created the lamb and what made the lamb have its "tender voice" and make "all thevales rejoice". Obviously, the answer is "God". He ends the poem by asking God to bless the sheep. This poem could be seen to be actually about humans since we are usually called the "lambs of God".

This poem is written as two stanzas with ten lines in each. This poem is written as trochaic-triameter.

Poem

The Lamb
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Little lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed
By the stream and o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
Little lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?

Little lamb, I'll tell thee,
Little lamb, I'll tell thee:
He is called by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb.
He is meek, and He is mild;
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
Little lamb, God bless thee!
Little lamb, God bless thee!

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Nationality
English

Literary Movement
Romanticism, 18th Century

Subjects
Nature, Religion, Christian