Day 6

Songs of Innocence and of Experience Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    What emotion does the speaker in "A Poison Tree" experience? What do the two different ways the speaker chooses to handle the emotion in different situations suggest about Blake's beliefs about the root of evils in human behavior?

    In "A Poison Tree," the speaker experiences anger and wrath first towards a friend and then towards a foe. In the first case, the speaker deals with the anger by talking to his friend about it and confronting his wrathful and angry emotions. As a result, his anger and frustration dissipates. In the second case, the speaker suppresses his anger and it begins to grow stronger and more wrathful in his mind, leading them...

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