A Poison Tree Questions and Answers
by William Blake

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Link a conflict that happened to you with the poem "A Poison Tree."

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First, let's look at what the poem is saying.

In the first stanza, William Blake refers to anger that was "told" and "did end." This implies that he confronted his friend about the issue that had made him angry and that the matter was resolved. He then goes on to speak of another anger that was not spoken about, and grew as a result.

The second stanza tells us more about that anger that he "told not." By "watering" and "sunning" this anger, he allowed it to grow and prosper.

The third stanza talks more about...

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