The Lamb Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Innocence is definitely a theme in "The Lamb," right? The poem belongs to a collection called Songs of Innocence. But do we know what the concept of innocence really means according to Blake? Is it...
Man and the Natural World
In "The Lamb," nature is a product of God, the ultimate shepherd. When God says, "Eat that grass," you eat that grass. When God says, "Wander by that stream," you do that too. Oversimplification? P...
In the first stanza, you've got a lamb and a child. Then, in the second stanza, the speaker throws Jesus Christ into the mix, who, in Christian theology, is often considered both a lamb and a child...
Ah, to be young again, down at the ole' pasture, shepherding those lambs by the stream in advance of shearing season…OK, so it may not be so easy for us modern folk to identify with the speak...
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