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"A Poison Tree" by William Blake

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Timothy Deasy

on 6 April 2011

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Transcript of "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

"A Poison Tree" by William Blake One of william blakes main influences was the time in which he matured. Blake lived through the revolution and downfall of Britain, during Britains' war with France. Influence... But why did he write "a poison tree"? Blake concluded that the soul, when it enters the human body, is pure and full of innocence. Blake goes on to explain that corrupt society suppresses the individualistic creative nature of those who have not yet conformed to faith, rules, and social behavior. “a Poison tree” exemplifies the tendency of those who seek vengeance, and chastises them for there ignorance toward the damage it instills on ones’ self.
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