This is a surprise -- finding Blake posted here.
I found a HUGE pic of the poem -- Blake, unlike most poets,
was also an engraver and an illustrator, and depicted the
"tyger" of the poem at the bottom.
The tiger at the bottom of the picture looks wide-eyed, timid --
although the language of the poem is very bold and aggressive,
the tiger looks apprehensive, even frightened. He is not even
roaring with an open mouth, showing his teeth. There is a curious
irony between the Tyger --godlike, "immortal" -- and the
tiger at the bottom of the engraving.
I was interested to know that British schoolchildren were all taught
this poem as if it were their Pledge of Allegiance.