The poem reflects the short prose "The Scarlet Ibis" via figurative language. An example would be, "Much growth is stunted by too careful prodding. " This personifies the flower with human like attributes of being sheltered and protected, like many youth are in present time. "The Scarlet Ibis" can also relate to that because of the narrator's need for Doodle's success, not so much for Doodle, but for the narrator's own pride. "The things we love we have to learn to leave alone. Demonstrates the underlying thought of the prose', when do we leave someone to Geiger life on their own terms, and when do we Intervene and help out? The narrator in "The Scarlet Ibis" struggles to find the answer to this query as he teaches Doodle to walk and become what society views as a normal little boy. In the end of the prose, he makes an irrational decision due to his dwindling patience.