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
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