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Main Idea Lines 30-35

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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.”

Lines 30-35 ("So the black...mortgage") are PRIMARILY concerned with

A

family over fortune.

B

the cyclical nature of life.

C

nature as a force.

D

the bleak inevitability of debt.

E

the healing nature of time.