I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' is an autobiography by Maya Angelou. The book details the early life of Angelou.

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What is the meaning of the poem 'Why Does the Caged Bird Sing'?

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"Caged Bird" is a poem by Maya Angelou that represents many ideas, themes, and thoughts, so it doesn't necessarily have just one meaning. This poem states that there are two birds, one trapped in a cage, and the other in free and flying in the sky. The trapped bird represents an African American man or woman, while the free bird represents a white man or woman. The poem is portraying the relationship between an African American person and a Caucasian person (AKA: segregation). Maya Angelou is explaining the feelings of racial discrimination, segregation, and domination. The poem describes how she was the bird that was trapped and tied up and unable to reach freedom. The caged bird can be interpreted as the black race being held back from freedom by their skin color. The fat worms and breeze in the poem symbolize hope and opportunity. In the poem, it is constantly repeated that "his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing." This is implying that even though this bird is trapped, it still has hope. The bird will continue to persevere and not give up. It sings about the hope of things to come, not necessarily of happiness.
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What does Marguerite gain from living in the junkyard in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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Acording to the novel, the growth of the individual comes from the vanquishing of barriers that they encounter. In order for Maya to evolve, she must live with a community that has strong values and morals. She must also see the way that tolerance plays a major role in society and how it helps distinguish "bad" people from "good" people.
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When was I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings the poem written?

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In 1969 , by the great poet, Maya Angelou . But the Caged Bird was an autobiography . She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for her collected poems. The source of the title of the book is a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar entitled Sympathy published in 1899. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," writes the poet. "When he beats his bars and he would be free. It is a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Maya Angelou has also written a poem with the same title.
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Can you compare or contrast the characters Annie Henderson and Vivian Baxter in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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Annie Henderson provides Bailey and Maya with a home that is nuturing and safe, but she also uses strict christian rules as well Vivian baxter provides Bailey and Maya with a home that is independent and self induciing. she doesnt use strict christian rules, but she allows the kids to learn from the experiences and morals, guiding them without leading to do the right thing like Annie Henderson shows.
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What is the conflict resolution of the book you I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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dummie it talks how she was influeced by the struggle in her family and when life became rough she heard some birds singing she got her poem their and ?idk
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Who is the speaker for the poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" is not a poem, it is a biography of the author of "Caged Bird," Maya Angelou. In the poem, "Caged Bird," the speaker (or narrator) could be anybody, but is most likely Maya Angelou herself, or a colored person in the same situation as the caged bird.
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Why was 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' banned?

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because people couldn't handle the truth, and thats exactly what it was..
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What metaphors are in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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there is something on rape as a metaphor just cuz
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Censorship on you know why the caged bird sings?

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because of Maya's description of a rape; complaints of anti-white.
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What made Maya Angelou write the poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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She wrote the poem "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" about the free bird and the one in a cage as a metaphor for her life and for the lives of all those people who have lived in slavery or who are oppressed.
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Who wrote I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was written by Maya Angelou.
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What is the point of view of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is written in first person point of view.
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Is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings a poem?

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"I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" is an autobiography by Maya Angelou. She published it in1969. The source of the title of the book is a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar entitled Sympathy. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," writes the poet. "When he beats his bars and he would be free. It is a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
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What was Maya Angelou's poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings about?

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Maya Angelou's book I know why the caged birds sing is a biography about her life. However, her poem with the same title is a comparison between the free bird and the one in a cage.
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What is the first sentence of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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(I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the 1969 autobiography of poet Maya Angelou) "The children's section of the colored Methodist episcopal church was wiggling and giggling over my well known forgetfulness."
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Is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings a fictional book?

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No, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is not fiction. It is non-fiction.
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Where did Maya Angelou get the idea for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a autobiography detailing the early life of Maya Angelou. She grew up in a time of harsh racism. She held many jobs that are thought of as lowly, and treated as though she were nothing. Her ideas came from her life struggles and accomplishments.