A Poison Tree
by William Blake
A Poison Tree Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Why do you think Blake chose an apple rather than, say, a pomegranate, or an orange, or a kumquat?
- Would you teach Blake's poem to your children in order to teach them about anger? Why or why not?
- Why does the enemy want to eat the speaker's apple? Why is it so attractive?
- Who is to blame for the enemy's death (if you agree that he's died in the poem)?