Robert Bridges Poem

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All in all, the choices of words used in the poem by Robert Bridges describe the struggle of the birds to live during winter season and scientifically, migration will be the best way to ensure their survival. Therefore in this poem, Bridges choose certain words to reflect numerous sounds which are related to the process of migration so that this process can be successfully presented in the mind of the readers. Without even knowing its meaning, the words like ‘chide’ and ‘chatter’ will make a good sense to describe the noisy sound of the birds when they gather together before starting their journey. In line 32, the word ‘hush’ highlights /ʃ/ sound which represents the state of the birds as being silent. Besides, the use of lexical onomatopoeia
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