The Poem Ballard Of Birmingham By Dudley Randall

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In the poem “Ballard of Birmingham,” Dudley Randall is very interesting. Dudley Randall illustrates a conflict between a child who wishes to attend a Freedom March in Birmingham, Alabama with the other children and a mother who are trying to protect her child from the racism that is going on at the march. He uses repetition and tone to show the reader how racism and a mother love played affected this child’s life.

Randall use repetition to demonstrate how the mother is trying to protect her daughter from the racist behaviors that is going on at the march “…No baby, no, you may not go…” (Randall 800) and “…for I fear those guns will fire…” (Randall 800) shows the feeling of a mother who refused to let her child go march the streets of Birmingham

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