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Song of the Barren Orange Tree Analysis

I do not agree with the conclusions we came up with in class. After rereading the poem, I have drawn a different conclusion about the message. In the first stanza, the orange tree addresses a woodcutter. The tree is imploring the woodcutter, but not to be cut down. The tree isn’t suicidal, and it doesn’t the need to self mutilate (and honestly, it can’t if it wanted to, it;s a tree), it’s just begging the woodcutter to sever its shadow from itself. The shadow constantly reminds the tree of his bare, scrawny branches, which lack in leaves and fruit. The tree’s problem doesn’t come from its bareness, the tree’s problem is its self awareness of its bareness. The tree simply…