Introduction The title, the author of the poem Introduction to the poem Thesis: In the poem, Mary Oliver presents a conflict between sentimental and practical and employs the literary and figurative languages to contribute to the central idea of keeping the family traditions.
The use of the literary language to present the logical and practical reasons
The use of the figurative language to depict the sentimental reasons The contrasting images in the poem Conclusion “The Black Walnut Tree” is a short poem of thirty-five lines by Mary Oliver, written in free verse. The poem is included in the collection called “Twelve Moons” that suggests Oliver’s searches for connections. The author continually ...