ties the age of man with the limited time left and how he needs to appreciate the simple
beauty of life like the cherry tree in bloom.
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride* (*path)
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.
The most outstanding metaphor is "the cherry hung with snow." What two unlike things are
being compared? Why is the metaphor effective?