Summarize the poem "Meeting at an Airport" by Taha Muhammad Ali, and explain its meaning. Are there any specific literary devices that seem to be repeated?

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“Meeting at an Airport” is a free verse poem. It has 6 stanzas, each of which are different lengths. It does not use a discernible meter. It is a memoir and tells a story in which the speaker is an active participant.

The poem’s story is simple: two people who haven’t seen each other in a long time unexpectedly meet in an airport, and one asks the other a question they discussed many years ago. The first time the speaker is asked the question, his response prompts laughter, and metaphorical blossoming and happy birdsong. The second time he is asked the...

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