In "The Tyger," we can see the lines: "On what wings dare ge aspire?
/ What the hand dare seize the fire?" What does the two lines mean? Is
there any Greek allusion? Please explain the two lines in detail.
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Blake asks us to consider what kind of god could make a creature as wonderful as the tiger when there is no precursor on which to model it. In the line “on what wings dare he aspire” rhetorically asks, with an allusion to flying, how could the ambition arise. In the line “what the hand dare seize the fire” he asks to imagine the boldness of the god with images of the fire in which the burning bright tiger is being forged. Others may see reference in Blake’s imagery to the Greek legends of Icarus, who made wings with feathers and wax to escape from Crete, but aspired to fly too high and was killed when the wax melted, or to Prometheus the Titan who stole fire from heaven and gave it to mankind.