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THE TREE by Linda Marasco

TECHNIQUE

QUOTES/EXAMPLES

EFFECT WHAT MEANING


IS CREATED?

Imperative
Ellipsis
Motif Tree
Symbolism
Teabag
Descriptive
language
adjectives, verbs,
adverbs
Contrast
ponytail
Change from
plural we to
singular I

CONCEPTS OF RELATIONSHIPS IN THE STORY:


Family relationships continually change in their dynamic being
close, to being distant, depending on the individual needs of the
members.
Family dynamics change as youth get older from dependence on
the relationship to independence. Determined by stage of life.
Relationships need effective communication.
R require compromise
R require support and nurturing to grow and develop to avoid
stagnation.
R can make members feel isolated, uncomfortable
There can be a feeling of pressure to conform or submit to the
needs of others.

Our expectations of a relationship change as we grow. There can


be conflict between the different expectations.
R have an impact on our emotional well-being.

1. How does the story convey the idea that individuals can
have different expectations of the same relationship?
2. Explain how the importance of support and compromise
in a relationship is demonstrated in the story.
3. Symbolism is used in effectively in The Tree. Do you
agree? Explain your reasons with support.
4. What is the overall purpose of the story in exploring
concepts of relationships? Use techniques to support your
answer.
(Purpose needs VERBS. Identify at least two concepts).