Your World - Structure/Meaning

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Your World by Georgia Douglas Johnson

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“Your World” is a remarkable poem with a message of perseverance. It describes the journey of a person recognizing their potential in the world, using a bird in flight as a metaphor to represent a person “flying” free from the limitations that would keep them from reaching their fullest potential.




Your World

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Your World Poem Structure | Your World by Georgia Douglas Johnson

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  • STANZA ONE
  • Your world is as big as you make it.I know, for I used to abideIn the narrowest nest in a corner,My wings pressing close to my side.
  • Who am I kidding? Girls who look like me aren't good at sports.
  • I wish they'd pick me .
  • STANZA TWO
  • But I sighted the distant horizonWhere the skyline encircled the seaAnd I throbbed with a burning desireTo travel this immensity.
  • I'm going to prove them wrong....
  • STANZA THREE
  • Who is ready to play?
  • I battered the cordons around meAnd cradled my wings on the breeze,Then soared to the uttermost reachesWith rapture, with power, with ease!
  • I'm ready!
  • Lines: 4Rhyme Scheme: A it B abide C corner B asideMeaning: The poet tells about being constrained to something and not being able to succeed in life. The 'wings' (bird) symbolize the person's abilities and how they are not being utilized.
  • Lines: 4Rhyme Scheme: A horizon B sea C desire B immensityMeaning: The poet discovers a goal that she desperately wants to accomplish. The 'horizon' symbolizes the goal.
  • Lines: 4 Rhyme Scheme: A me B breeze C reaches B easeMeaning: The poet dives into accomplishing her goal. She is not held back by anything. She enjoys succeeding.
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