Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

– William Blake

Romantic poet William Blake made his living as an artist and engraver. His poetry was barely read in his lifetime, but it has gone on to influence songwriters like Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison. Philip Pullman’s fantasy series, His Dark Materials, is based on a work by Blake.

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