The Poison Tree
Poem written by William Blake
A. "I told _____, my wrath did _____."
This form of repetition in the 2nd and 4th lines show this different outcomes of what he did.
B. Rhyme- AABBCCDDEE...
This helps the poem flow better and have a rhythm.
C. "I waterd it in fears"
This helps to expand the metaphor between anger and a tree to show how anger can grow.
D. "I sunned it with smiles"
This is additionally part of the extended metaphor to show that faking happiness can actually make anger grow.