The poem A Poison Tree emphasizes or passes the message that, stifling anger or rather bottling it in would only result to building the anger strong within the victimized individual. The pain inside William Blake was more than evident, as he had even given his poem, A Poison Tree the title, Christian Forbearance, before the government came in to persecute him and his fellow English dissenters.
It is evident that Blakes’ main point in his poem was the issue concerning anger. What he felt and believed deep down was not progressing in the best manner (Bloom 96). The authors starts of this poem, showing how shared feelings, and in this case the feeling of anger or what he terms to as wrath, are better off told and shared, as opposed to bottling them, where they softly tear one apart from the inside. Blake does not stop there. Instead, he further elaborates how this deceitful feeling inside continues to grow as the concerned victim engulfs himself in sorrow, and in this poem, what he terms to as watering it in fear and tears.
He majors on the other hand, giving the contrary of engulfing one’s self in this anguish, as stunning the feeling with smiles and soft deceitful wiles. The author maintains that, this is the only way the sad feeling can result to fading away. Facilitating this, the feeling is or rather, Blake views it as a continuous process, and in the course of this, uses metaphorical figures of speech as the apple, to show that from doing good and approaching such situations in the right manner, something good comes from it (Bloom 139). Those out to persist on doing the wrong are shattered by the beauty of this apple and even more, by the fact that it is the victims’ fruit, his reward. In the end, the victim ends up being the preferred side of choice as the author narrates that he finds in the morning, his foe outstretched beneath the tree. This is to show that the delight of the so-called apple catches the eye of many, ...Show more