A Poison Tree

Look at how this poem was illustrated. Do you think the pictures explains the poem? Explain.

What is your reflection on the poem? Choose a line you like and say why.

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8 Responses to A Poison Tree

  1. juan says:

    1) Yes, because it show us how the foe end after eaten the apple. It show the resolution of the poem, how the voice managed to stop his wrath.
    2) That if you are angry with someone you have to tell that person that you are angry so like that you don´t have to carry with your wrath.
    3) Line 9-10, because it´s the part that start using the wrath as a tree. (methapor).

  2. candela zufriategui says:

    • Yes, I think that the picture explain the poem because the poem is about a boy that hide his feeling and make his foe fall in his false friendship. And the picture show the foe that is in a metaphorical way caught by the wrath of the boy, which is the tree.

    • That if you hide your feelings you will suffer and your sadness will grow and grow. Because it is good for everyone to express what we feel.

    • L 1-2 I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath did end. I like this one because I think this will be a good solution to end the wrath of the boy.

  3. Mechi Anelo says:

    I think that the pictures explain the poem because it shows a giant tree (represents the wrath of the boy that had grown) and his foe that fell into his trap and was outstretched (dead) beneath the tree.
    My reflection of the poem is that i don’t have to hide my feelings with false smiles, as the boy did, because expressing them makes the anger dissapear.
    “I was angry with my friend. I told my wrath; my wrath did end”. I chose this line because it is something that happens in real life and is a good teaching.

  4. Julia Molmenti says:

    For me This graphic explines the poem.This picture shows a man dead, underneath the tree
    The poem is about a man who is angry with one friend and intead of taking with him he hides his feeling and acts as if they were friends, as if nothing had really happend. So his hate for him, starts to grow day by day and in a methaphorical his hatred turn into a tree. and the tree was so beautiful that the foe got temped and fall into the trap. When he fall in the trap he died and that is what the picture is showing. His foe dead and the feet of the tree.
    2. a)the reflection of the poem is that you dont have to hide your feelings because that is bad for you. you have ti express yourself and say what is happening to you and maybe you can solve things.
    b)”AND I WATERED IT IN TEARS” i like this line because i think that is one of the most important lines because it show that his sadness and anger were so big that it made the tree grow.

  5. I think the picture does explain the poem. The picture is about a dead man under a tree. this is a graphical description of what the author metaphoricly sais.
    The poem is about a person that hides his hatred from his foe. his anger grows and grows day and night although he hid his feelings and acted as if he didnt hate him.
    at the end os the poem, it sais “and into my garden stole, when the night had vailed the pole; In the morning glad I see, my foe outstretched beneath the tree.” This means that his foe believed that he liked him as a friend and that he didnt hate him. That the foe fell into the trap and believed all his lies.
    the line I choose is: And i sunned it with smiles, and soft deceitful wiles.
    I like this paragraph because it shows how his hatred grew so big. That he was scared that his foe found out about his hatred so instead of showing how he felt, he just smiled and faked his friendship.

  6. Tadeo says:

    I do not think that the image explains the poem, because in the image the foe is dead next to the tree but that is a metaphor, because he is not really dead the relationship between them was dead.
    My reflection on the poem is that if you are happy or angry or experiencing any strong feeling, you have to talk about it with someone and if it is someone involved you have to talk it especially with him.
    “When the night had veiled the pole” I like it because it is a personification of the night because it can not cover the pole with a veil.

  7. abril lopez says:

    Yes I think that the picture explain the poem because the poem talks about a person that has a foe and was angry with him and didn’t tel him so the anger grew and it talks about everything that person do to “catch” the foe, and at the end the foe was caught so the picture shows how the foe is in the floor catched by the tree ( it is in a metaphorical way).
    I think the poem is something that we should not do, not expressing our feelings it is not good for anyone, for us it is bad because we are hiding what we feel, and for the one who did something wrongly or something we did’t like because he/she will never know what was that thing that bother us, and so the anger or the bad feelings grow until we tell someone.
    ” and my foe behelded it shine, and he knew that he was mine” i like this line because i think that this is like the end of the poem it is the “conclution” and it shows all the proces that the person dit until the foe was catched, that’s why i like this line.

  8. mateo vidal says:

    1. Yes because the story of Adan y Eva is practically the same as this one.

    2. That is better to say your wrath than not saying it. “And my foe beheld it shine” because it tolds the things in a very metaphorical and evil way.

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