Summary Of Faithful Forest By Alberto Rios

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Alberto Rios in “Faithful Forest” helps the reader imagine the petrified wood as once part of a living forest with the use of imagery and asking the reader to think about the past. In the first stanza, the author sets the time frame of the woods as ancient, helping the reader imagine the past where the wood was trees and leaves blew in the wind. In the second stanza, Alberto Rios asks the reader to again picture the forest that once existed. Letting the reader know, “it is still forest here, the forest of used-to-be”(Rios 8) pushing readers to imagine the past. In the third stanza, the author uses images of leaves taken by the wind leaving the branches bare, reinforcing the picture of a tree filled forest. The constant mentioning of leaves,
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