The Poems of William Blake

what is the symbolism of the line depicting "stars threw down their spears" ?

William Blake's "The Tyger"

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Well, the stars would be the angels, thrusting their spears at the tyger (or devil). Again, you need to read this in context, as further down in the stanza, we see the question “Did he who made the lamb make thee?” The angels are representative of God's protection of the lamb (Jesus).


The Tyger