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On A Tree Fallen Across The Road
Transcript of On A Tree Fallen Across The Road
In life, we are faced with obstacles that question who we are as a person
The Narrator is faced with an unexpected problem when she discovers a fallen tree in her path and must decide what to do without any solutions
The tree the
auditory imagery: crash of wood
Throws down in front of us is not
Our passage to our journey's end for
But just to ask us who we think we
narrator: a runner accompanied by other travelers
A violent windstorm
with a crash of
How we deal with the obstacles thrown at us reflect who we are as an individual
Are the obstacles we endure going to put off an eminent goal?
Insisting always on our own way
likes to halt us in our running
personification: "She" referring to the tree
And make us get down in a foot of
Debating what to do without an
plans to do whatever it takes to get through this obstacle.
exemplifies: You must do the work and "get your hands dirty" to achieve your goal.
represents that the given conflict is presented with no obvious solution
time of year: winter
The road = life itself
The tree = the obstacles that come our way
And yet she knows obstruction is in
We will not be put off the final
We have it hidden in us to
Not though we have to seize earth by the
Suggests that as humans, motivation is hidden in us to strive for what we want to accomplish
metaphor: "seize earth by the pole" take on the challenge to overcome an obstacle head first
analogy: Overcoming important life decisions and internal struggles
What caused the tree to fall?
What does the road the travelers are on and the tree symbolize?
How does the tree in the road connect to the difficulties Demi Lovato has faced?
How does the tree in the road connect to the difficulties the musical artist, Demi Lovato has faced?
faced both physical and emotional adversity
bipolar and eating a disorder
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Like the Narrator, Demi has faced bumps in the road as well. However these drawbacks didn't stop her from moving onward with her life and ambitions.
Like the Narrator, Demi faced bumps in the road as well. However, these drawbacks didn't stop her from moving onward with her path in life and in striving toward her ambitions.
is Louder than the Pressure to be Perfect" movement
Jed Foundation and Seventeen Magazine
"It may take you a long time to get there, but if you do the work you will get there. You can't wake up in the morning being thankful for everything you have, doing things to fix the problems that you have and not be happy. There's no real answer.. other than like, if you want to be happy, choose to be happy, you're choosing to be miserable. So do the work."
- Demi Lovato
You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I'm made of glass
Like I'm made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper
As the smoke clears, I awaken
And untangle you from me
Would it make you feel better
To watch me as I bleed?
All my windows still are broken
But I'm standing on my feet
Skyscraper by Demi Lovato
And, tired of aimless circling in one
Steer straight off after something into
obstacles are not there to make us struggle, but to ask us who we are as people
Depends how badly you want to achieve it.
Who is Demi?
A fighter, helper, and warrior.
don't give up
Although the Narrator and Demi have different situations and have distinct barriers to contrast themselves, they do have a common ground :
reflect on experience
Demi joined the involvement of:
In conclusion, the Narrator and Demi weren't going to let the obstacles get in their way of continuing their path