Test(TST)3 - Test(TST)3.4.4 1 The theme of the poem is the...

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Test(TST)3.4.4 1. The theme of the poem is the idea that time is fleeting and one must take as much opportunity as possible to enjoy what is present in one's lifetime. The opening stanza speaks of the natural beauty of the blooming cherry blossom tree. The second stanza indicates that time is fleeting, and the time to enjoy the blossoming will only happen one more time each year for the rest of his life, which he estimates at fifty more years. 2. The tone is about sympathy.The first sense the reader receives from this poem is one of sympathy. Clifton speaks in the first person to someone obviously less fortunate than she is. This

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