"A Poison Tree" by William Blake Essay | "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

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"A Poison Tree" by William Blake

Summary: William Blake's poem "A Poison Tree" explores the consequences of hatred. Blake describes two situations, one in which the speaker is angry with a friend and one in which the speaker is angry with an enemy, and shows how anger can manifest itself into something detrimental, inhumane, and deadly. Blake's portrayal of a bitter, wrathful, angry, and cold atmosphere, and his use of diction, metaphors, and symbolism, all depict the deep level of seriousness contained in the poem.
The poem "A Poison Tree", written by the poet William Blake is basically about the consequences of hatred. The poem starts off with the speaker describing two situations in which both involve anger and cold feelings. In the first situation, the speaker is angry with his friend, but due to the fact that he's a friend, the speaker confronts him about his feelings and they work out their differences and the negative feelings vanish. In the second scenario however, the speaker feels anger towards his enemy and this time, unlike the first situation, the speaker bottles his feelings up and does not express his emotions freely. This therefore turns into hatred that gradually builds up until it manifests into an apple; something that may look beautiful and harmless on the outside, but poisonous and full of venom on the inside (Adam and Eve). This...

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