“A free bird leaps /on the back of the wind” – What implied comparison is made here?

Questions“A free bird leaps /on the back of the wind” – What implied comparison is made here?
Abul Basar asked 11 months ago

What implied comparison is there in the following lines from the poem “I Know Why Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou?

The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends

1 Answers
Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 6 months ago

The implied comparison made in the above quoted lines is between wind and water stream. The free bird leaps on the back of the wind, as if it is floating itself on the back of a whirling current of water. 

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