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Allusion in The Tyger

Allusion Examples in The Tyger:

Text of the Poem

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"Did he who made the Lamb make thee?..."   (Text of the Poem)

Here, “the Lamb” is an allusion to Jesus Christ. The speaker reveals the poem’s central paradox in the final question of the fifth stanza: that God has created both goodness (symbolized by the Lamb) and evil (symbolized by the Tyger) in the world.

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