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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

By JessicaQ, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

"The Giving Tree" is a touching narrative poem by the legendary writer, Shel Silverstein.

"The Giving Tree" is an amazing poem about the loving connection between a boy and a tree. The tree was like a provider for the boy and gave him everything he ever needed to stay happy. But as the boy grew older, he grew more greedy and kept asking for more and more things. But whenever he asked for something, the tree always gave it to him since she was only happy whenever the boy was.

On the surface, many people may think this is just another simple children's poem about a kid who talks to a tree, but it isn't. If you dig down deeper, the poem has much more potential. In general, the whole poem seems like a giant metaphor since the Giving Tree was just like a mother to the little boy throughout his whole entire life.

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