A Poison Tree Summary
William Blake

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A Poison Tree Summary

“A Poison Tree” is one of the lesser-known of the twenty-six poems William Blake published in 1793 as Songs of Experience, which also contains “The Tyger,” “Ah, Sun-flower,” and “London.” Songs of Experience is the companion volume to Blake's Songs of Innocence, published in 1789. Blake printed Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience in one volume in 1794, adding the descriptive subtitle “Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul.” One of the best...

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