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A Swinger of Birches

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Click the link to read the poem and then answer the following question.

The last line of the poem (line 60) is BEST understood to mean that

A

the speaker rejects the idea of childish play.

B

the speaker reluctantly admits the value of imaginative freedom.

C

the speaker celebrates the value of creative playfulness.

D

the speaker appreciates the boy's swinging as a practice for life's precarious balance.

E

the speaker sarcastically demeans the limitations of the imagination.