What Anger suggests in William Blake’s poem, A Poison Tree?

Betty 32 Rep.


I have learnt from William Blake’s poem, A Poison Tree that anger is always bad. But do you think this poem gives any advice to its readers about how they need to deal with those people who make them upset or angry? Yes or not? If not then why?

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English Tutor 2.76K Rep.


No, it does not. It suggests that anger is one of the normal emotions of humans and one need to deal with it properly, but not by taking revenge. It illustrates the destructive consequences that anger may bring. Right? It also suggests that one can eliminate the negative emotions by communicating and talking them out with folks. Moreover, it teaches us that anger begets anger leading to deceit, lies and sometimes even leading to death.

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