Iago And Othello

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The poem follows a "little boy" around four years old, as he tries to grow a seed in a cup for a school project. Unable to succeed, he plants the seed in his backyard. The boy "nurtures" the seed with love and affection and the tree does the same. One day, the boy "meets a girl" and suddenly he has no time for the tree and instead prefers to be with his girlfriend - later becoming his wife. The tree "could only stand there" looking on, hoping for the boy 's return. The boy, however, was as "busy as a bee" working with the wife to remove the tree. This all goes unnoticed, for the tree only awaits the boy 's return. The wife "hates" the tree and wants it removed, however, the wife "was not to be questioned" leaving the boy with only one choice …show more content…
The tree "screams and cries" with pain, not just for being cut down, but also for the love and feelings that the tree still has for the boy. The tree was not alone for "the boy too was sad" to see it go but he had no other choice. The tree now gone is "but a stump in the soil," a lone reminder of what once existed so beautifully.
The poem can be compared to Othello and his relationship with his wife and Iago, where the tree is portrayed as Desdemona, the wife as Iago and the boy as Othello. As the poem sets forth, it illustrates that the tree and the boy have the same love and feelings for each other as illustrated when Othello had "lov 'd" Desdemona at the start of Othello. Throughout the poem the tree and the boy are "well tuned" and everything is perfect. However when the girl comes into the picture everything changes
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In the last stanza, the pivotal point changes the ideas from the tree going through the pain of being cut down to there being no tree at all and instead the boy is hurting. There are many literary terms in the poem and each with its own purpose. The first is allusion, which is used to convey and give the image of all kinds of weather - good, bad, and in between. The thought of having a powerful God raining down all kind of weather on you draws on the idea of having a lot to get through. The second instance of literary terms is alliteration and is used to add a musical touch to the poem while also letting it flow easily for easy comprehension for the reader. The next term used is Diabolus Ex Machina. It is not very commonly used but it introduces a new character to make things worse for the protagonists. This can be seen because the boy and the tree are perfectly normal, however, when "the boy meets a girl" everything starts to change. The simile is used to compare the boy to a bee adding to the poem because both the boy and the bee have active qualities thus making them one and the same. It also adds imagery by giving the reader an image of a bee working, thus making it easier to imagine the boy working. The next usage is oxymoron where "cold fire" is used. This is an oxymoron because the heat of the fire and cold are complete

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