*Born on November 28, 1757 in London.
*Was considered “different” because he believed to
*Married Catherine Boucher in 1782.
*He earned a living by being an illustrator and
engraver for books and magazines.
*Was a nonconformist who expressed his opinions
through poems and influenced by Emanuel
*Died August 12, 1827.
* I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
And I watered it in fears,
Night and morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.
And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine.
And he knew that it was mine,
And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
*Part of the collection in “Songs of Experience.”
*About an author’s angry feelings towards
someone that finally leads to murder.
*The author also keeps his anger deep inside till
it gets to become to much for him and he
commits a crime.
*He killed his foe underneath a tree and he felt
*Ah Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller's journey is done;
Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!
*Part of the collection in “Songs of
*The sunflower is supposed to represent
people’s aspirations and how at the beginning
of the day it is towards the sun but at the end
of the day it is down like the sun.
*Thus indicating that human aspirations will
eventually come to an end.
*Rhyme Scheme for “A
Poison Tree” is AB-CD
*Rhyme Scheme for “Ah
Sunflower” is also AB-
*The meter for “A
Poison Tree” is iambic
*The meter for “Ah
Sunflower” is a