What is the meaning of the following line "Then with eerie delicate whistle chirrup whisperings"?

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This line refers to the sound that the Goldfinch makes. The poet says that her short chirping sound is delicate, soft and gentle. It is just like whispering.


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The chirruping of the birds is delicate, soft and gentle like whispering. The reference is to the sounds that the bird makes.
(This is what the line means)
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The goldfinch makes strong sound which is delicate and seemed like whisperings.
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The expression,"Then with eerie delicate whistle chirrup whisperings", expresses the delicate, soft, gentle and mysterious chirrup of the goldfinch. The chirrup of the goldfinch seems like whisper.
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