Please help me with these poetry questions?

There is no frigate like a book

To take us lands away,

Nor any coursers like a page

Of prancing poetry.

This traverse may the poorest take

Without oppress of toll;

How frugal is the chariot

That bears a human soul!

by Emily ᗪıc̫ҡinson

1.) What similarities can you find between a book and a frigate, a courser, and a chariot?


WHEN God at first made Man,

Having a glass of blessings standing by—

Let us (said He) pour on him all we can;

Let the world's riches, which dispersèd lie,

Contract into a span.

So strength first made a way,

Then beauty flow'd, then wisdom, honour, pleasure:

When almost all was out, God made a stay,

Perceiving that, alone of all His treasure,

Rest in the bottom lay.

For if I should (said He)

Bestow this jewel also on My creature,

He would adore My gifts instead of Me,

And rest in Nature, not the God of Nature:

So both should losers be.

Yet let him keep the rest,

But keep them with repining restlessness;

Let him be rich and weary, that at least,

If goodness lead him not, yet weariness

May toss him to Myʙʀᴇᴀsт.

By George Herbert

2.) According to the poet, what is God's motive for depriving man of rest?


Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

In the forests of the night

What immortal hand or eye

Could frame thy fearful symmetry

In what distant deeps or skies

Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

On what wings dare he aspire?

What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, and what art,

Could twist the sinews of thy heart?

And when thy heart began to beat,

What dread head? and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?

In what furnace was thy brain?

What the anvil? what dread grasp

Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,

And watered heaven with their tears,

Did he smile his work to see?

Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye

Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

--William Blake

3.) If the lamb is also considered as an animal, what characteristics of the lamb could be contrasted with those of the tiger?

4.) Of what is the tiger a symbol?


Thanks!

3 Answers

  • 1.) What similarities can you find between a book and a frigate, a courser, and a chariot?

    They all take you to another place and time, either mentally or physically

    2.) According to the poet, what is God's motive for depriving man of rest?

    To make man come to Him.

    3.) If the lamb is also considered as an animal, what characteristics of the lamb could be contrasted with those of the tiger?

    A lamb eats only grass, tigers eat mainly other animals; lambs don't attack, tigers attack; lambs are gentle, tigers are ferocious

    4.) Of what is the tiger a symbol?

    Mean humans, dictators, conquerors; not necessarily only men since women can be just as bad.

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