Envy – Mary Lamb [A Challenge For You]

Envy – Mary Lamb

Do you see the conflict in this poem?

How would you annotate this poem, with the theme of conflict in mind?


Well if you have a look at the picture, this is how I would do it and then create something from that, most notably about the use of imagery; plants, trees, fruit etc along with creational growth and its opposite; decay. I would write about the inner conflict that blights us all, the thing that some call sin, that eats away at the heart of the person, revealing nothing but a “blind and senseless” personality devoid of love.

Think for a moment of how you would write an analysis of this poem and then have a go at writing one. It is easy enough.