Explain meliorism in the darkling thrush

Explain meliorism in the darkling thrush

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    Meliorism is a belief that the world can improve by humans adding to its betterment. In this poem, the speaker realizes this fact through the darkling thrush’s song. The thrush, amidst all the despair and the harsh winter, is singing a song which radiates warmth and happiness and hope. If a small bird can do that even humans can find hope amidst despair. Humans need to be optimistic and look out for each other and wish for nothing but happiness and live on hope.

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