- When did the poet come twice awake?
- What would happen to the poet if he failed to make the promise?
- What was it that altered the poet?
- The poet came “twice awake” when the old woman opened her little bag in front of him.
- The oak tribe threatened the poet that unless he made the promise to plant two oak trees for every oak tree felled, the black oak bark would wrinkle over him and root him among the oaks where he was born but never grew. In other words, he would be cursed to become a part of the oak forest.
- The dream that he had in the oakwood altered the poet. The dream was about the oak trees accusing him of not caring about their feeling and making him promise to plant two oak trees for every oak tree felled, which made the poet’s heart become that of a tree.