William Blakes's "A Poison Tree"
William Blake's poem, "A Poison Tree" illustrates the two options we encounter when we face anger. By focusing on the two options we encounter with anger, Blake is also illustrating two sides of the human soul. The theme of the poem is the devastating effects of anger when it is allowed to fester.
The poem is written in rhymed couplets, which might often be associated with nursery rhymes instead of poems dealing with hate. It is also very easy to read and is structured in a couplet quatrain form.
The first two lines of the poem represent our first option and dealing with anger. The poet expresses the best treatment for dealing with anger, which is voicing how he feels. There are two critical aspects to these lines. The first is that the poet is angry with a friend, therefore it is easier for him...
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