For decades poems have been a wonderful piece of format in writing that partakes the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical and are usually metaphorical to help express the idea of commons themes. To begin with both poems like ‘Ballad Of Birmingham’ by Dudley Randall, and ‘The Lamb’ William Blake discuss the image of innocence. Randall discusses the child’s innocence to make the ultimate tragedy in end the poem to make it shocking and devastating for readers.Blake discusses the lamb about its origins and how it came into being. These two poets discuss the a common theme of innocence in each of there poems as it gives the reader to develop a sense of metaphorical analysis to explain figures of speech.
An illustration of the poem ‘Ballad of Birmingham’ gives us a young girl who would rather march in a protest against racism or sing in the church choir than go out to play. It shows how innocent she is when she doesn’t understand why protesting can be and that it can so dangerous at her age. For instance, “She has combed and brushed her night-dark hair, And bathed rose petal sweet, And drawn white gloves on her small brown hands, And white shoes on her feet” (539). Hence, the white clothing she wore as it was a common symbol for innocence and purity. As white clothing can be shown as innocent, it is what the author intended and made it even more symbolic that emphasizes the child’s innocence appearing at church in fancy clothes, which shows her respect for the holy place.This just shows in my opinion how powerful the author emphasize how innocent she was because of how many kids in her age would not do this.
In comparison of the poem ‘The Lamb’ discusses about a lamb with a question, “Little Lamb, who made thee ? The speaker is a child, that asks the lamb about its origins and how it came into being. For instance the relationship of “Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing wooly bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice!” (446). The relationship of softest clothing,wooly bright, and gave thee such a tender voice shows the innocence of the child describing how innocent the lamb is because he is personifying the lamb by giving the animal clothing and a voice. As a result blake also begins to symbolize appears frequently as a design in Blake’s poems, symbolizing the innocence of Christ, the Lamb of God.
The connection of both poems show a common theme about innocence, and how they interact the examples of figures of speech to bring in the sense of metaphorical theme of religion. Both writers have shown a source of religion such as in ‘The Lamb’ for instance “He is called by thy name, For he calls himself a Lamb”, meaning that the Lamb of God. Furthermore the connection to ‘Ballad of Birmingham’ explains “And drawn white gloves on her small brown hands, And white shoes on her feet” (538). As a result shows that she wants to be respectful and dresses up all fancy for the church cause shes humble to her religion and to the church.
In conclusion these two poets discuss the a common theme of innocence in each of there poem as it gives the reader to develop a sense of metaphorical analysis to explain figures of speech. As well the connection to show a common theme in poem about religion and how they interact the examples of figures of speech to bring in the sense of metaphorical theme of religion. I personally feel poems have been a wonderful piece of expressing a story in such powerful context and how you symbolize it or use figures of speech to give the reader what they want when reading poems like these.