To scream up into the sky

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New Member
Hey everyone!

Could you please explain what does "to scream up into the sky" means in the following sentence:

"There is a little town with an amazing wildlife and these enormous trees that scream up into the sky."

My understanding would be that the trees are so enormous that they almost reach or touch the sky, in a figurative sense. Am I correct?

  • Faden

    New Member
    Of course, sorry! It is a slightly modified sentence from a TED talk by Margaret Heffernan "The Dangers of 'willful blindness'".


    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    You are correct that it could mean to almost touch the sky. It makes me think that the trees are so high that if you were on a roller-coaster ride to the top of them you would scream!
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