An analysis of intertextuality in William Blake’s companion poems : the lamb and the tyger

Other Title(s)

تحليل التناص اللغوي في قصيدتي وليام بليك : الحمل و النمر

Joint Authors

Khalil, Ziyadi Mari Ziyad Mahmud
Ishrith, Mahmud Khalil Mahmud

Source

University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences

Issue

Vol. 16, Issue 2 (31 Dec. 2019), pp.25-52, 28 p.

Publisher

University of Sharjah

Publication Date

2019-12-31

Country of Publication

United Arab Emirates

No. of Pages

28

Main Topic

Languages
Literature

Topics

Abstract EN

This study undertakes a thorough analysis of the aspects of intertextuality and their undertones in William Blake’s companion poems:The Lamb (1789) from the Songs of Innocence and The Tyger (1794) from the Songs of Experience. These poems are often read side by side since they are described as counterparts to one another reflecting Blake’s dualistic ideology on the conflicting states of the human soul (good vs. evil). The researchers adopted Charles Bazerman’s(2004) theory in analyzing intertextuality within texts. The analysis of the poems revealed that there are 22 instances of religious and literary intertextual allusions within both poems and their type of textual integration was mainly description. In addition, a great percentage of those allusions consist of religious undertones which help reflect the dualistic approach that Blake adopted in his volumes of poetry.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Ishrith, Mahmud Khalil Mahmud& Khalil, Ziyadi Mari Ziyad Mahmud. 2019. An analysis of intertextuality in William Blake’s companion poems : the lamb and the tyger. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences،Vol. 16, no. 2, pp.25-52.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-909293

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Ishrith, Mahmud Khalil Mahmud& Khalil, Ziyadi Mari Ziyad Mahmud. An analysis of intertextuality in William Blake’s companion poems : the lamb and the tyger. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 16, no. 2 (Dec. 2019), pp.25-52.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-909293

American Medical Association (AMA)

Ishrith, Mahmud Khalil Mahmud& Khalil, Ziyadi Mari Ziyad Mahmud. An analysis of intertextuality in William Blake’s companion poems : the lamb and the tyger. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences. 2019. Vol. 16, no. 2, pp.25-52.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-909293

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendices : p. 49-51

Record ID

BIM-909293