The Poison Tree

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The Poison Tree

William Blake wrote this poem to convey to us a simple message, the poem is not a celebration of evil, anger and wrath; rather it is Blake's cry against it. In this poem Blake warns the reader of the dangers of vanity, hatered and of rejoicing in the sorrow of our foes. The poem is using metaphors and figurative speech.When we examine the title, “A Poison Tree,” we are being alert to the consequences of the ambiguous quality of the tree. From one side a tree is very positive and from this poem we can learn that there are some dangerous trees. If we feed the tree with hate and vanity, the tree will become a poison tree. The verses, “And I watered it … with my tears” can mean that the tree is no longer a positive tree, but it is turned into a piousness tree, and the speaker is very sad about it. If the tree, will not have the basic elements to survive, like water and sunlight it will soon die. The poison tree can be a metaphor for a man who is struggling to have those essential elements, but when it is nourished by bad elements, like anger, lies, rejoicing in the sorrow of our foes and vanities, he may become a negative person like a poison tree. In conclusion, If we do not face and express our true feeling of anger, it can grow and lead to severe consequences such as jealousy, revenge and conspiracy. This is why we should always be honest and open about our feelings with others.

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 water'd it in fears, Night & morning with my tears; And I sunned it with my 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 veil'd the pole: In the morning glad I see My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree

Assigment #1Listen to the poem with the melody. (at the top)Do you prefer the narator version (bellow) or the melody version? Why?

Assignment #2What does the apple represent? For additional information look at these sites:

A POISON TREEBy William Blake

The poem with melody

The poem presentedby a narrator

LINK 1

Students: Michal, Keren & Yael

The poison Tree Summary:

Assigment #3Watch this VideoWhat is the main Idea of this poem?

William Blake1757–1827

Biography

A POISON TREEIf we do not face and express our true feeling of anger, it can grow and lead to severe consequences such as jealousy, revenge and conspiracy. This is why we should always be honest and open about our feelings with others.

wrath-זעם

foe-אוייב

stole- התגנב

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