What does the chains in "Stanzas on Freedom" symbolize?
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Men! whose boast it is that ye
Come of fathers brave and free,
If there breathe on earth a slave,
Are ye truly free and brave?
If ye do not feel the chain,
When it works a brother's pain,
I think that "chain" relates to both slaves and people who are not slaves. Can anybody be truly free when another humanbeing is in chains. The metaphorical chains applies to everyone.