Patrick Henry and Benjamin Franklin: Construction of Young America

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I am a provider, to those living and to those not:
My abundant leaves for the paper you waste,
My towering trunk for what furniture’s based,
Air breathed and fruits consumed, I bestow upon you.
I am a tree; please acknowledge me. 5

I am like a child, defenseless, desperate, and delicate.
High and mighty I stand without bothering your people,
Yet you ravenously wreck the grounds of the feeble.
What was once plenty is now replaced with construction
I am a tree; please acknowledge me. 10

I am a work of art, a masterpiece, like one on a canvas.
My leaves in the fall range from amber to the
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3. Rhyme (lines 12 & 13) Rhyme is the similarity of sound between two words. The word “red” from the twelfth line, and the word “shed,” from the eighth line rhyme because they both share a similarity of the sound “ed.”

4. Imagery (line 12) Imagery refers to words or phrases that create vivid sensory experiences for the reader. In the twelfth line, the description of the leaves in the fall creates a clear illustration for the reader by describing the details of the leaves’ colors.

5. Repetition (lines 5, 10, 15, 20) Repetition is a literary technique in which a sound, word, phrase, line, or grammatical construction is repeated for emphasis. At the end of every stanza, the line, “I am a tree; please acknowledge me,” is repeated. Through the utilization of repetition, the tree’s plea to be appreciated and cared for more is accentuated.

6. Stanza (lines 1-20) A stanza is a group of lines that form a unit of poetry. The poem is separated into four stanzas; stanza contains five lines.

7. Alliteration (line 6) Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds. In the sixth line, alliteration is utilized in the words “defenseless, desperate, and delicate” because they all begin with the initial consonant sound of “d.”

8. Assonance (line 7) Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound within words. In the seventh line, assonance is used in the words “high

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