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The Tyger

The Tyger


by William Blake

Analysis: Brain Snacks

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Blake often claimed that he saw angels walking around and hanging out in trees when he was a little boy. (Source)

Blake went to art school when he was ten years old and learned how to draw the human figure. (Source)

Blake loved the artists Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo, Giulio Romano, and Raphael. (Source)

When Blake was about 23 years old, he became ill. He was sent to live with a gardener across the Thames River from his family’s house to recover. He fell in love with and married the gardener’s daughter, Catherine Boucher. Catherine was illiterate when they married. (Source)

After Blake died, his wife Catherine claimed that his ghost would often come back to visit. He liked to sit in his favorite chair. (Source)

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