chokecherry tree


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Noun1.chokecherry tree - a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birdschokecherry tree - a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
genus Prunus, Prunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
cherry tree, cherry - any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood
chokecherry - the fruit of the chokecherry tree
Prunus demissa, Prunus virginiana demissa, western chokecherry - chokecherry of western United States
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Through these challenges to legal and linguistic authority, Sethe writes herself into a text in which literacy is claimed by everyone white, including Amy Denver, the fugitive white girl fleeing the horrors of indentured servitude who nonetheless can read and translate the violence lacerated on Sethe's back as a chokecherry tree in "full bloom" (79).
A week after the production ended, we were back in Toronto where I found a chokecherry tree.
And with the chokecherry tree that scars her back and memory, her feminine potential has been violently abbreviated.
For example, in Toni Morrison's Beloved, we can "read" Sethe's story through the indelible mark of the chokecherry tree lashed into her back; also, in Morrison's Song of Solomon, Pilate, who has no navel, places in doubt the very fact of her matrilineal ancestry.
It is Amy, Sethe's white savior, whose creative vision transforms the slave woman's lacerated back into the trunk, branches, and blossoms of a chokecherry tree.
The good news is that the chokecherry tree proved resilient and has started to repopulate North Dakota and the Great Plains.