How does the poet describe the world of nature?

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Caged Bird” uses rich nature imagery to evoke the contrast between the caged and free birds. The caged bird can barely sense the natural world outside the cage but retains hope that it will once fly outside in that world. The free bird not only inhabits that world but thinks and feels its possibilities and effects.

The free bird stanzas feature the sky and the earth as the full environment open to the bird. The celestial features of wind and sun are paired with the terrestrial ones of trees, worms, and grass. The sky belongs to the bird: “he names the sky his own.” The wind and breeze, in particular, are shown in several ways: glossed as a stream on which the bird floats, a breeze, and...

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