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The Black Walnut Tree, Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver is a contemporary poet. She was born in 1935 in Maple Heights, Ohio, and has published several books and collections of poetry.

Please follow this link to access Mary Oliver’s “The Black Walnut Tree.”

The most dominant literary devices in this poem are

A

personification and metaphor.

B

metonymy and personification.

C

figurative language and allusion.

D

imagery and figurative language.

E

simile and imagery.