Figurative Language In The Black Walnut Tree By Mary Oliver

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The Black Walnut Tree Analysis In “The Black Walnut Tree,” by Mary Oliver, we are introduced to a financially struggling mother and daughter arguing whether or not to sell the worthless black walnut tree to pay off their mortgage. Consequently, the two ladies reluctantly refused to relinquish the walnut tree. Throughout the poem, Oliver alluded to the possible reasoning of why the family want to keep such an unnecessary tree and the possible significance the tree may hold to the two women, through the usage of figurative language. During the two females bickering, the audience slowly grasped the situation surrounding the two and their fruitless tree. The walnut tree is revealed to be a burden on the two women and elaborated on the faults

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