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Thinking about the Poem
How has the tree grown to its full size? List the words suggestive of its life
and activity
Answer
The tree grows to its full size by absorbing years of sunlight, water, and air. It slowly grows 
out of the earth and sprouts leaves. The words suggestive of its life and activity are ‘grown 
slowly consuming the earth’, ‘rising out of it’, ‘feeding upon its crust’, ‘absorbing years of 
sunlight, air, water’, and ‘sprouting leaves’.