Part of speech: Present Participle of Unfurl (Verb)

Definition: To open out from or as if from a furled state

Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Found in Ada Limon’s poem “Instructions on not giving up” in Line14 – ” Unfurling Like a fist to an open palm, I’ll take it all”

The definition of the word unfurl allowed me to understand what Ada Limon was saying in line 14 when she said:” Unfurling like a fist to an open palm, I’ll take it all. I got the interpretation that she is welcoming the coming of spring with open arms (metaphorically of course). It represents this theme of renewal.


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