Unformatted text preview: it finally grew back strong enough to be useful to those who will enjoy its berries, thus the “alder” (2) is the conqueror. The tone of this poem is very pessimistic with no hope. This is because the “we” (1) in the story has no hope in this “alder” (2) and they continue to want to chop it away. They believe that this “alder” (2) “. . . takes/ the light and air and the good of the earth” (10-11) and “ it must go” (10) They have no hope that this bush will blossom into a beautiful and use full bush, as it did in the end of the poem. The pessimistic tone of the story leads the readers to believe that the authors has little credibility, she obviously has not a clue about gardening because if she did the poem would have had a more optimistic tone. Work Cited Levertov, Denise. "The Victors." Reading Literature and Writing Argument. 3rd ed. Ed. Missy James and Alan P. Merickel. New Jersey: Pearson, 2008. 327-328.Print....
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- Optimism, Berry, Ripening, Literal, The Victors