On Freedom's Ground Wilbur Analysis

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Along with her struggling, Wilbur says, “I remember the dazed starling/Which was trapped in that very room” (Wilbur 19). This line shows that the bird has been struggling to break free and live its own life, and this runs parallel to what Wilbur has been saying of how his daughter is. “The suggestion of a friendly singing bird trapped and seeking freedom fits the young writer 's situation. The fable of the trapped starling is very literary indeed,” is also what a literary criticism article thinks about Wilbur’s references to the starling in comparison to the daughter (Ramanen 1). Later in the poem, Wilbur says, “It lifted off from a chair-back,/Beating a smooth course for the right window/And clearing the sill of the world” (Wilbur 28-29).…show more content…
“The symbolism of the last stanza encourages all to 'take the other’s hand ' and in a harmonious coming together to create the nation in the manner of a dance” ("On Freedom’s Ground" 199). The dance that is mentioned in the poem created a sense of security and freedom as everyone came together. “On Freedom’s Ground” is another example of where Wilbur has used…show more content…
Throughout the book, he uses many different literary devices, such as symbolism, imagery, and metaphors, to get his point across. Of all the devices he uses, symbolism was the best because of how he incorporated nature into his symbols while not rearing from the point he is making. Specifically in “The Writer,” Wilbur uses the bird to symbolize his daughter’s perseverance to freedom, this symbol used nature to help prove that his daughter
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