Wilbur's Poem

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Wilbur uses an AABB rhyme scheme in his poem to express his opinion that lying to children can help them face their fears. Wilbur is defending his opinion through the scenario of a "wakened child" being terrified of an owl she heard while in her "darkened room". In the poem, an adult soothes the girl by telling her the owl was asking "an odd question".

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