Patrick Henry and Benjamin Franklin: Construction of Young America

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I am a provider, to those living and to those not:
My abundant leaves for the paper you waste,
My towering trunk for what furniture’s based,
Air breathed and fruits consumed, I bestow upon you.
I am a tree; please acknowledge me. 5

I am like a child, defenseless, desperate, and delicate.
High and mighty I stand without bothering your people,
Yet you ravenously wreck the grounds of the feeble.
What was once plenty is now replaced with construction
I am a tree; please acknowledge me. 10

I am a work of art, a masterpiece, like one on a canvas.
My leaves in the fall range from amber to the deepest of red, But they leave me in the winter. I’m bare. I have shed.
I am beautiful, coming in all shapes and sizes, just like you. I am a tree; please acknowledge me. 15

I am a home, providing comfort, warmth, and protection
To the small creatures underneath my roots that crawl,
To the fierce rulers of the skies who have seen it all.
I protect my friends in the forest, but who can protect me?
I am a tree; please acknowledge me. 20

Trixie Salvador
Ms. Millar
English II Honors- Period 1
October 21, 2011

1. Simile (line 6)
A simile is a figure of speech that states a comparison between two things that are actually unlike, but have something in common through the use of the words “like” or “as.” In the sixth line, a tree is being compared to a child. Although they are unlike, a tree is being compared to a child’s qualities of being defenseless, desperate, and delicate.

2. Personification (line 1)
Personification is a figure of speech in which human characteristics are attributed to a non-human object. In the first line, a tree is given human characteristics by portraying it...
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