The Saturday Night Special: “A Short Analysis of William Blake’s ‘The Tyger'” from Interesting Literature

Instead of a short horror story for tonight’s Saturday Night Special, I am keeping with my new plan to expand from horror into the greater world of literature.   Ergo, tonight’s article is an analysis by the folks over at Interesting Literature of one of the iconic poems of English Literature, William Blake’s “The Tyger”.   In terms of the emotions this short poem conjures, it is really not all that far removed from the realms of terror and horror.  It has powerful imagery and perhaps an even more powerful underlying message (subject to interpretation of course).  I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did.

—Phil Slattery



A critical reading of an iconic poem ‘The Tyger’ is arguably the most famous poem written by William Blake (1757-1827); it’s difficult to say which is more well-known, ‘The Tyger’ or the poem commonly known as ‘Jerusalem’. The poem’s opening line, ‘Tyger Tyger, burning bright’ is among the most famous opening lines in English poetry […]

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