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The phrase Out of the cradle endlessly rocking gives the notion that once you leave child hood or the cradle you are continuously moving in a flux in a sense endlessly rocking This is a very good title to this poem because it gets to the point of the poem that once life starts it is constant and will not stop no matter what you do or what happens The speaker in this poem is a boy who I believe is the author as a child The speaker shows the idea of innocence the cradle As the poem progresses finds a family of birds nesting in a tree by his house one day one day he notices that the mother bird did not come home and as the father bird chirps for the mother bird the boy begins to translate what the bird is saying in a sense discovering maturity poetry and enlightenment This event in the boys life changes him from innocence to maturity and a more enlightened state of the world how things dont stop just because something bad happens how life is endlessly rocking The boy has two conversations going on in this poem one is talking about the summer he saw the bird family in a sense reminiscing about summers past The other conversation is when the boy acted as a translator for the male bird as he was calling for his mate It this case the audience was both the boy and the family of birds he was near The setting of this poem is very interesting it is very vague and the author only drops bits of description here and there in the poem Yet the setting is very vivid and it feels as though you can picture it The setting was some where in America I know this because it describes the birds as two feathered guests from Alabama I also know that it is on the coast
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