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What is the irony in the first two lines of the extract on killing a tree?
The irony is killing a tree is not an accident. We kill it knowingly that we are destroying the environment. We are doing it deliberately.
What happens after hack and chop?
Answer: Hack and chop’ does not kill a tree. It does not cause much pain to it. It wounds the barks and makes them bleed.
What is ironic about the leprous hide?
Leaves grow from the leprous hide (bark) of the tree. Usually leprosy eats away the body. It is ironic that leprous hide sprouts leaves.
On what tone does the poem on killing a tree end?
The tone of the poem is sarcastic and filled with caustic remarks. The poet, Gieve Patel, takes this ironic stance to propose his actual view on cutting down trees, which is according to him, not short of committing an act of murder.
What finally kills the tree?
The tree is finally killed when its roots are uprooted and it scorches and chokes in sunlight and air. This process leads to the browning, hardening, twisting and thereby, withering of the roots.
What is the message of on killing a tree?
The poem conveys the message that trees are living beings just like any other form of life. They have strong survival instincts and can withstand any type of assault, trauma or crisis. It is not easy to kill them, for they have a never-say-die attitude to life.
How is the tree finally killed?
What does leprous hide mean?
leprosy is a disease which makes the victims skin full of white patches and discoloured.hide means skin which(here) stands for tree’bark so,leprous hide stands for tree’s discoloured bark.
What is the moral of the poem on killing a tree?
What is the theme of poem on killing a tree?
Theme. The poem ‘On Killing a Tree’ is like an instruction manual of killing a tree. It tells the reader that trees are living beings. They are not cut but killed properly by uprooting the roots that are inserted deeply in the soil.
How does the poet say a tree can finally be killed?
Answer: The poet says that the tree grows slowly getting its nutrients from the earth. Then it absorbs sunlight, water and air for many years. For a tree to be killed, the root has to be uprooted, and it has to be scorched and choked in sun and air.
What is the most sensitive part of the tree?
The root is the most sensitive of all parts of a tree.