William Black belongs to the romantic age. ‘A Poison Tree’ is a poem which expresses the poet’s passion about his friend and foe. This poem is built up several contrasts as friends and foe; love and hatred; trust and deceit. Poison tree is first symbol of hatred in the poem. It finds its identity in the mythological (famous) apple tree that lured our grand parents Adam and Eve. Though this fascinating tree in the gardens…"A POISON TREE, Critical Comments:"
Explanation lines 1-4: Reference: These lines have been taken the poem ‘Poison Tree’ written by William Black. Context: The poet describes the development of hatred in him for his enemy. In his point of view, the feelings of anger if suppressed give birth to malice enmity and hypocrisy. Explanation: The poet William Black mentions that he was angry with his friend. He expressed his grief, and his wrath ended. On the other hand, once…"A POISON TREE NOTES"