There is a process behind the composition of The Tyger. I call this process ‘Eidonomic’. The version of Eidonomics used here takes a text and creates a variant text based on that text’s own structure.
The basic process is this:
Take the first word in a text. Look left for the next word of the same length. Write it down. With the first word, there is not a word of the same length, so substitute it for itself (do this for all words for which there is no word of the same length). Take the second word. Look left for the next word of the same length. Write it down. Carry on until the text is exhausted. A 'right-shift' version can be performed also. I have a computer program that performs these steps.
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the burning in the tyger,
What immortal what of the
Night could eye forests immortal?
Or hand fearful frame in deeps
Skies thy what or burnt fire?
Of eyes thine what on bright?
Dare the what hand wings the dare?
The fire symmetry, & what and.
Sieze could art aspire he the twist?
Thy what and heart heart of when,
Beat began what & hand dread what?
Feet thy sinews what the dread?
To what distant the was chain?
What thy brain? what anvil dread
What the hammer furnace grasp?
Dare its clasp stars when threw
The terrors spears down their their,
And in tears did with he his?
See to did work who made lamb make?
Smile! Tyger! watered heaven
He the burning in the tyger,
Thee shoulder what of the
Hand night eye forests immortal?