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  • On Killing a Tree
    Gieve Patel, the author of “On Killing a Tree,” grew up in Mumbai, India. India gained its independence in 1947 and the 1960s saw the city of Mumbai expand rapidly into an urban metropolis....

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    I don't know that there is a single, correct interpretation for a poem like this. As such, I believe it will be most helpful to look at the idea or principle the poem presents, and then see if it...

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    In my opinion, this poem is an indictment of mankind's failure to care for the earth. Sarcasm is obviously involved, as the poet enumerates the various ways we attempt to kill a tree, only to have...

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    “On Killing a Tree” written by Gieve Patel literally describes the difficulty of cutting down a tree. On another level, the poet writes about nature and the sturdiness and longevity of the...

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