Deeper meaning

The prompt : Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem Sympathy revolves around the symbol of a caged bird singing. Like any well-crafted symbol, this caged bird can be interpreted in many ways: for example it may represent a person who is physically enslaved, but it may also represent a person who’s struggling with depression. Write an essay examining two different interpretations of the poem Sympathy and the symbol of the caged bird. For each interpretation, cite multiple pieces of evidence from the text to support your interpretation.