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Willow Tree

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A willow tree was chosen by the author as the tree that the narrator sat beneath as he recalled emotions that had been long suppressed but recently evoked by the phone call.

The symbolism of the narrator sitting beneath the willow in San Francisco is indicative of his

A

wealth, strength, and youthful appearance.

B

strength, stoicism, and firmness in the world.

C

budding growth; tall and strong, but easily torn.

D

dry, brittle exterior that rots when dampened.

E

adaptation, willingness to bend, and ability to grow.