Poetry One Pager

By : Lucia Ray

Key words

Freedom, March, Streets, Birmingham, Sacred are the most powerful words in the poem because the civil rights movement was about Freedom and Marching the streets was something that they did during the civil rights movement. And Birmingham was where the poem Ballad Birmingham took place. Also sacred because church is a sacred place that is safe.

Important lines

The two most important lines in the poem Ballad of Birmingham are " But that was the last smile to come upon her face". These are the two most important lines of the poem Ballad of Birmingham because the author Dudley Randall is telling you that that was the last smile that the little girl ever did. These are also the most important lines in the poem Ballad of Birmingham because they are explaining that the little girl felt happy because she was going to a sacred place.

The Sound Ballad of Birmingham

The poetic device used in Ballad of Birmingham is Sound. Because the Author Dudley Randall wanted me the listener to hear the little girl talking and Dudley Randall wanted the listener to hear the Explosion. " For when she heard the explosion, her eyes grew wet and wild.She raced through the streets of Birmingham calling for her child.

The Theme of Ballad of Birmingham

The theme of the poem Ballad of Birmingham is about fighting for what you believe in especially if what you are fighting for is right. In the poem Ballad of Birmingham the author Dudley Randall is telling the reader that you cam never take the time you have with family and friends. And of you believe in Freedom then fight for freedom and never take for granted the times you have.
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