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What is the theme of the poem "A Poison Tree"?
The theme of William Blake's "The Poison Tree" looks deceptively simple (anger), but it's not. Rather, the theme lies in how suppressing one's anger can actually make it grow more than it was...
What does the apple symbolize in the poem "The Poison Tree"?
What does the apple symbolize in the poem "The Poison Tree"? In "The Poison Tree," the apple has multiple meanings, representing "wrath," temptation and deception. The narrator of the poem tells the story of nursing an angry grudge against an enemy who has...
What words in stanza 2 show that the speaker is now talking of his anger as if it were a seed or a small plant? What served as water for the plant? What served as sunlight?
What words in stanza 2 show that the speaker is now talking of his anger as if it were a seed or a small plant? What served as water for the plant? What served as sunlight? Answer: The words ‘watered’ and ‘sunned’ indicate that the speaker treats the anger like a seed. His tears were the water and his false smiles and deceitful wiles served as sunlight.
(b) What does ‘apple’ signify?
A. Read and answer the questions: And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright (a) Who does ‘it’ refer to? Answer: ‘It’ refers to the suppressed anger of the poet
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