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Theme of the Poem

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The Black Walnut Tree, Mary Oliver

Oliver, Mary. "The Black Walnut Tree." New and Selected Poems, Volume I. N.p.: Beacon, 2005. N. pag. www.ronnowpoetry.com Web. 09 Dec. 2016.

As a whole. the poem overwhelmingly suggests that

A

the prospect of financial gain is an ever-present temptation.

B

family ties outweigh all other considerations.

C

value is not always measured in dollars.

D

a connection with nature is an important part of being human.

E

it is difficult to be a woman alone.