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The Ballad of Birmingham, A Theme Analysis

Summary: Provides an analysis of "Ballad of Birmingham," a poem by Randall Dudley. Discusses major symbols and themes used in the poem. Also discusses the rash of church bombings which have taken place in the city recently.
Why would someone nick name a city "Bombingham"? Eighteen unsolved bombings in the city of Birmingham, Alabama would be the correct reason. In a span of six years, eighteen different African American churches and homes of civil rights leaders were bombed. The African American section of the city became know as "Dynamite Hill." "Ballad of Birmingham" is a short poem written by Randall Dudley. The poem is a fictional story that retells the morning that the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was combed. Four girls lost their lives that morning as they were preparing for church services. The beginning of the poem is a conversation between one of those four girls and her mother. The girl asks her mother if she can go and march with other children. Church is the safest place for a child, rather than marching in the streets of Birmingham...

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