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Shvoong Home>Books>Poetry>On Killing a Tree Review

On Killing a Tree

Book Review   by:adc1057     Original Author: Gieve Patel
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“On killing a tree” is written by Gieve Patel. It tells us that only cutting the branches or cutting its stem is not enough to kill a tree. The branches and leaves will grow again. We need to cut out the root and dry it in the sun so that it is destroyed. This poem highlights a lot of morals. Firstly, it displays the destructive nature of humans. Secondly, it shows that Mother Nature is inevitable and cannot be easily destroyed. Thirdly, the tree is a symbol of mankind. It says that human life is not so easy to end. If we cut the fingers or the skin, then we do not die. It is the heart that should be cut-out. This is the main theme of the poem. The poem is very short. But it slashes out scar in our minds.
Published: March 18, 2008   
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  1. 5. dharmini

    english

    its really a nice poem which gives a great message in o touching way

    0 Rating Thursday, July 19, 2012
  2. 4. kavitha ks

    review of killing a tree

    its such a beautiful poem we have to protect our tress

    3 Rating Tuesday, December 13, 2011
  3. 3. vips gautam

    favour

    its relly a awsum poem ..i like the line most that we need to cot the heart then only the human body can be destroyed

    0 Rating Monday, September 19, 2011
  4. 2. krishna prasad

    kill ur brain

    its fine but can u get full mark sby reaidng this in ur board exam use ur own brain

    0 Rating Tuesday, June 21, 2011
  5. 1. bella

    feedback

    ok i know poetries have various interpretations but for some reasons unknown i feel yours is a very naive and unreliable one....sorry no hard feelings...!!

    0 Rating Friday, May 27, 2011
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