Read the poem.
A Poison Tree by William Blake I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. And I watered it in fears Night and morning with my tears, And I sunned it with smiles And with soft deceitful wiles. And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright, And my foe beheld it shine, And he knew that it was mine,— And into my garden stole When the night had veiled the pole; In the morning, glad, I see My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
Read the excerpt from "A Poison Tree."
And I sunned it with smiles
And with soft deceitful wiles.
And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright
What does the author allude to in this excerpt?
Egyptian sun god
Buddhist Bodhi tree
Roman marriage seeds
Biblical forbidden fruit
the dark night abscures the pole or north star
figurative language means comparison between two thimgs
so i think b) is correct anshope it helps younthanks
1.It teach us not to hate your friend.
2.Because from the poem itself shows how angry the author of the poem.
3.Yes,perhaps it really well said to the author to his/her readers.
I believe it is D, It implies that morality changes in different situations so that one cannot decide what is good and what is evil.
he is angry because he did not share his feelings of anger with his foe "i was angry with my foe, I told it not my wrath did grow'
are you doing a test if yes i can´t help you sorry
B) They imply that holding onto anger causes the speaker to lie.
There are two scenarios in this poem. The first, where the speaker gets angry with his friend and decides to communicate this feeling, which causes him relief, and the second, where he builds up anger towards his enemy. In this case, he decides to keep such anger to himself, disguising it with smiles and lies, until one day it turns into a " poisonous apple". His enemy eats the apple and finally dies.
B: it suggests that because it has been nourished by anger, the apple will harm anyone who eats it.
It is always possible for one to decide what is good and what is evil, and like in the the Garden of Eden, people have power to choose. But the evil intentions are behid the evil choices which bring bad fruit, or bad results. The speaker kept the wrath inside, it poisoned him, then he was deceiful, alluring his foe, and finally was glad seeing his foe dead.
Notice it says deceitful wiles
D) It allows the poem's malicious tone to emerge and develop.
The poem 'A Poison Tree' by William Blake demonstrates the consequences followed by suppression of anger. The speaker reflects that the nourishment of anger that is reminiscent of the darker side of the human psyche leads to disastrous consequences. As per the question, the imagery in the stanza assists the readers to visualize the emergence and development of anger as the author decides to not tell it which 'watered' it and eventually turned it into 'poison'. This stanza portrays the growth of 'wrath' and 'anger' inside him which is contributing to the malicious tone of the poem as the 'wrath' that he kept inside has 'poisoned' him and can harm anyone now. Thus, option D is the correct answer.
D.) It allows the poem's malicious tone to emerge and develop.