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Analysis and comments on I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou

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Comment 41 of 311, added on May 19th, 2005 at 7:00 PM.

I love your poem!!! It is soooo good. I wish i could write poems like you!

Natalie from Canada
Comment 40 of 311, added on May 19th, 2005 at 12:26 PM.

This poem is about Maya Angelou's life and even if you don't necessarily
enjoy it yourself, be respectful and think about what this poem means to
her. Don't you know what happened to her when she was a child? If you
don't, you'd better find out and cut the crap about thinking you know what
a good poem/poet is. Just because a poem is obvious doesn't mean it's a bad
poem!Some of the best poems are very obvious, and this one is hardly
obvious and clear at all. If you think it is boring, that's your problem,
not the poets'. Remember, this is personal work that doesn't have to be any
certain way, and if you don't like it, don't read it!

Nat Fearnley from United States
Comment 39 of 311, added on May 9th, 2005 at 7:06 PM.

the poem " i know why the caged bird signs" evokes emotions out of the
readers be it good or bad. The rhetor uses rhetorical strategies of
repetition such as assonance and alliteration. one could critically analyze
the poem and observe the analytical comparisons of the free bird to the
caged bird. this symbolizes the Civil Rights movement and the cry or plea
for african-americans and whites as well as other races to be equal.

Calian from United States
Comment 38 of 311, added on May 7th, 2005 at 11:43 AM.

i love this poem! it isnt just good but it shows obstacles that might be in
one's life. it shows the difference between a free person (or in this case
bird) and one that is not free. the

justine from United States
Comment 37 of 311, added on May 1st, 2005 at 9:29 PM.

Does Anyone know who published this poem, and where it was published??
E-mail me please!!

Samantha from United States
Comment 36 of 311, added on May 1st, 2005 at 1:51 PM.

This is so inspirationaly. It's so really. i love you Maya. You are so
great.

Paige Hardy from United States
Comment 35 of 311, added on April 30th, 2005 at 6:45 PM.

This poem is the first poem I have read that ever made me feel something.
I know its good because hours after I've read it my mind travels back to it
and my head runs through the words to try and find a deeper meaning. It is
truely some of her best work.

abby from United Kingdom
Comment 34 of 311, added on April 20th, 2005 at 2:36 PM.

I think this poem was really lovely and kind. i really did enjoy it.cau u
write me an poem about love and e-mail it to my address.well by the ways
THANKS AGAIN
LOVE ALWAYS:SHAWDAI LEMON
P.S. WRITE BACK SOON!!!

shawdai lemon from United States
Comment 33 of 311, added on April 20th, 2005 at 1:39 PM.

that poem described you so well you did a great job on it I wish I could
write poems JUST LIKE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

falencia from United States
Comment 32 of 311, added on April 18th, 2005 at 2:03 PM.

This is why poetry is dying. This poem is obvious and boring. Maya Angelou
is a great woman but a lousy poet. Boo.

Freddy Nolove from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
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