A Poison Tree
The poison is about two people. One of them has a hatred that keeps building up inside of him, where it eventually takes control of him. Blake is trying show the readers though the poem that it’s a lesson so what ever it is that people do don’t let it take over no matter what happens. “And I watered it in fears, Night and morning with my tears.” The character also becomes two faced and he smiles at his foe he acts very nicely. His trying to draw him to the trap that he has set up for his foe. Blake also portraits his foe getting sucked into his tree because his saying “And I sunned it with my smiles and with soft deceitful wiles.” If we go back to stanza one the readers see’s that the character is angry at first but then he lets go of his anger. When he doesn’t tell anyone about how he feels about this person it started to build up gradually and also it started to take control of him and that’s were he begins to change in many ways. “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.” In stanza three Blake maintains the imagery of the plant growing and its growing not like any other plant no! its growing rapidly much quicker and its getting filled with poison that the character is feeding it, from all that poison and hatred it started to grow fruit and that’s where it became very deadly because the fruit is almost seducing the foe to take it in this stanza his depicting the story of Adam and Eve and how the devil seduced Adam to take the fruit. “And my foe beheld it shine, and he knew that it was mine.” Blake is saying that his foe saw the apple shine so he lured him, setting him up. Stanza four “And into my garden stole when the night had veiled the pole: In the morning glad I see my foe outstretched beneath the tree.” Blake is saying his foe falls for his sinister and diabolical, evil plan like a fly getting caught in a spiders web where nothing can save it. He takes the...
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