Comparing A Barred Owl And The History Teacher

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In a world where things are constantly changing, parents must work hard to protect their children from the evils of the world and sometimes in order to do that little lies must be told.The difference is what extent the adult will go to in order to protect the innocence of children and knowing when they have gone too far. Two poems that include examples of adults providing explanations to children are “A Barred Owl” by Richard Wilbur and “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins. Although both share the idea of explaining things to children,
Richard Wilbur’s “A Barred Owl,” is centered around a young child that is awoken by the sounds of an owl’s voice and is then comforted by her parents telling her that there is nothing to fear. He makes a
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