Analysis Of Ballad Of Birmingham By Dudley Randall

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Dudley Randall wrote the poem "Ballad of Birmingham" based on the bombing in Birmingham in 1963. In the poem, there are several real-life references. One example of this is that it took place in Birmingham. Another is that an explosion took place at a church, and a child died. As said in the article Birmingham Church Bombing, "a bomb exploded before sunday morning services," and "four young girls were killed." There were also some fictional assets to the poem, like having a freedom march on the same day as the bombing. This key detail enhances the story because it shows two very important ideas; the first, is that it brings a sense of ironey. The child wanted to walk in the freedom march, but her mother wanted her to go to the church because
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