The Lamb Summary & Analysis by William Blake

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"The Lamb" is a poem by English visionary William Blake, published in his 1789 collection Songs of Innocence. The poem sees in the figure of the lamb an expression of God's will and the beauty of God's creation. The poem is told from the perspective of a child, who shows an intuitive understanding of the nature of joy and, indeed, the joy of nature. In "The Lamb," there is little of the suspicion of urban environments found elsewhere in Blake's poetry. "The Lamb," then, is a kind of hymn to God, praising God's creation while also implying that humankind has lost the ability to appreciate it fully.

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