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  1. matilda

    Talking 132-tyger???

    Hello all

    I saw the word (tyger) instead of (tiger) in a poem. But I couldn't find that word in any dictionary, and I guessed that it may be another form for (tiger). Are these two vocabs synonyms? If so, why did they write this vocab in that way???



  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: 132-tyger???

    They are synonymous. "tiger" is the modern spelling, "tyger" an the Old English spelling.

    Read more here about why William Blake, the poet, used "tyger":


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