What is the usage of "would" here?
In "Get Rid of your Accent" course there are a lot of rhymes, tricky sentences, chunks of quotations, and so on to make your articulation work.
In one of the pieces, I still can't completely grab the point of using the modal verb "would".
What are your thoughts about it here:
"We are blind, and we would see;
We are bound, and we would be free;
We are dumb, and we would talk;
We are lame, and we would walk."