June 23, June 22, Now retired, his years as a doctor have left indelible wounds in his work, scars which have not quite healed.
In the urban landscapes that we live in where nature has been pushed to the fringes, do we care about trees? Trees which have stood for hundreds of years are cut down in a matter of minutes. What are your thoughts on the killing of trees in the modern age that we live in? Reflect on all these questions as we discuss the deeply moving poem.
Read and reflect on the very first lines. Have you ever thought of cutting down of trees as killing of trees or murdering of trees?
How long does it take to kill a tree? Imagine that there is a banyan tree in your neighbourhood which has stood there for more than years. It is one of the few remaining trees of a bygone era.
How would you describe an incident where such a tree let us hope that such destruction does not occur is cut down? Now, read and reflect on a few moving lines in the second verse.
This is to make the reader realize in vivid graphic imagery the cruelty of cutting down of trees. The very essence or soul of the tree is destroyed and it undergoes a final destruction. This can also be likened to how human beings can also be torn apart by greed and crass materialism.
Read and reflect on the last few lines which describe the destruction of the very roots of the tree.A summary is a short statement or statements that provide only the most points or core information of one thing excluding redundant information.
A website dedicated to analysing poetry from past and present, to provide a database of articles to summarize and critically analyse any poem. On Killing a Tree (Gieve Patel) Asleep in the Valley (Arthur Rimbaud) Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
(William Shakespeare) The Poetry of earth (John Keats) Project Writing. This Project carries 20 Marks for Final Examination. Reviews Statistic. 0. 0 out of 0. 0 Ratings. Ans1) A simple jab of the knife can not kill a tree. Its roots go on curling inside the deep Earth. They keep it well protected and it needs so much power for pulling and cutting down.
On Killing a Tree -- Gieve Patel 2. Asleep in the Valley -- Arthur Rimbaud 3. shall I Compare Thee -- William Shakespeare 4. The Poetry of Earth -- J. Keats Indianization of the writings of some English writers like Dickens, Hardy, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde. English (US) Español;. Feb 27, · At the outset, how does it feel to know that every ICSE Board school kid is aware of – thanks to you – how a tree is to be properly killed?
(laughs) I think generations of Indian school children by now have studied "On Killing a Tree". I have 35 and 40 year olds coming.