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unreferenced[edit]

This badly needs references...Zigzig20s 23:13, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

I'm unable to find any source online to support this analysis:" One interpretation is that The Lamb is a look at childish innocence, and that The Tyger refers to the Devil." All of the critical analyses that I read support the analysis left in the article.--Boweneer (talk) 17:24, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Jesus[edit]

"Jesus Christ is "The Lamb of God" - Blake makes the animal's name be secondary to Christ's name, seeing Christ was ordained to bear the sins of the world from before eternity; therefore it is called by God's name (not vice versa). We are also called by Christ's name: Child:he is the Son of God - from before eternity and we become God's Children through faith in him. In this way the lamb is called by God's name and the child is called by God's name."

This section doesn't make any sense and reads as if it was written by a drunk evangelist. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.230.161.164 (talk) 21:30, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

agreed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 139.55.40.194 (talk) 17:51, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

I've deleted the offending sentences -- they simply don't make any sense. Mattymatt (talk) 03:09, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
Well, it makes some sense to me, and I'm neither drunk nor an Evangelist. But it looks like I come too late to this discussion. 192.12.184.2 (talk) 14:15, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Why no text?[edit]

The poem is, what, 220 years old? Surely there's no copyright, and the poem is shorter than the article describing it! Why not quote the text of the poem?

Failing that, why not at least link to the text of the poem? 192.12.184.2 (talk) 14:15, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

File:William Blake - Songs of Innocence and Experience - The Lamb.jpg to appear as POTD[edit]

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The Lamb
"The Lamb" is a poem by William Blake, published in Songs of Innocence and of Experience in 1789. In the first stanza, the speaker asks the lamb – considered a pure and gentle creature – who his creator is. In the second stanza, comparisons are made between the lamb and the infant Jesus, as well as between the lamb and the speaker's soul. In the last two lines the speaker identifies the lamb's creator as God.Illustration: William Blake; restoration: Adam Cuerden