The Tree Frog Poem Analysis

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The central metaphor of the poem “The Tree Frog” by C.Dale Young is that the tree frog represents memories. Throughout the poem there are metaphors that portray the frog as memories. In every metaphor in the poem it seems that they all are about memories for example, when the poet compares hearts to minds, when he talks about curtains and even when he describes the heart forgetting things. All of those things he mentions could be considered metaphors about memories. Therefore memories is the central metaphor of the poem “The Tree Frog” by C. Dale Young. The poem discusses not only the mind but also the heart. The poet describes that “it is not the chambers of the heart that hold him captive, but the hallways of the mind”. This could be interpreted
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