What is meant by ‘fearful trill’? Why is it said to be fearful?

QuestionsWhat is meant by ‘fearful trill’? Why is it said to be fearful?
Abul Basar asked 10 months ago

Explain ‘fearful trill’ in Maya Angelou’s poem ‘I Know why the caged bird sings’.

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 10 months ago

‘Fearful trill’ refers to the song of the caged bird. ‘Trill’ means a quavering or vibratory sound, especially a rapid alternation of sung or played notes.

It was fearful because of all the uncertainty of his life, whether he would be free someday, whether he will get the unknown things that he longs for like a smooth and free ride on the back of winds that the free bird enjoys.

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