a) The poet compares the bird to Hope.
b) The bird perches in the soul
c) A ‘gale’ refers to a very strong gust of wind. The ‘gale’ in this poem signifies the adversities of life.
d) The ‘gale’ in the poem signifies the various difficulties one faces in life. However, even these difficulties do not have the capacity to beat down Hope.
e) Hope is endless, as it perches like a bird upon the soul and sings continuously. It can be seen everywhere, from the ‘chillest land’ to the ‘strangest sea’.
f) The song of hope keeps people warm by providing them a sense of comfort and ease in difficult times.
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