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Comment 154 of 554, added on May 27th, 2011 at 7:54 AM.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

The poem is not merely about the African-American experience -- to suggest
that is to deny the experience of all others who have been politically,
socially, or personally oppressed, or whose lives have gone unfulfilled.
The theme is universal.

Jerry from United States
Comment 153 of 554, added on May 26th, 2011 at 4:55 AM.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I really think this poem is beautiful. It describes the African American
experience so aptly, and with so much emotion and feeling. I just love the

Funsho from Nigeria
Comment 152 of 554, added on April 13th, 2011 at 10:00 AM.
it sucks

i hate this poem it sucks balls

John from Bangladesh
Comment 151 of 554, added on April 8th, 2011 at 11:05 AM.
I know why the caged bird sings

I think this poem is a beautiful poem because it has a soft tone to it. I
also think its a great poem because
Maya Angelou put much feeling into it. I think Maya Angelou is By far the
best poet in history.

Nancie from United States
Comment 150 of 554, added on March 14th, 2011 at 1:59 PM.

wi love me some maya angelou i could read her poems all day if i could but
i dont have none of her books i wish i had them

diametria from United States
Comment 149 of 554, added on February 12th, 2011 at 12:11 AM.
The bird represents a lot of us

This is a brilliant piece that tells so much of what many people are in
(situations) It may be personal cages or any other that prevent us from
experiencing the joys of life. It is so full of emotion and written with
skill, I love it a lot.

Clemence Chinyani from United States
Comment 148 of 554, added on December 1st, 2010 at 12:15 AM.
we all have a bit of cage

this poem reminds us that everyone has a bit of cage around them. Maya
suffered a lot growing up, but that suffering she turned into something
larger than its source - for this she is ultimately admirable

Dee from United States
Comment 147 of 554, added on October 24th, 2010 at 2:57 PM.
Buckshot Lefonque

I came to hear about this poem when I heard Buckshot Lefonque sing about
it. Both the poem and the song did move me greatly.

Aad de Jong from Netherlands
Comment 146 of 554, added on September 17th, 2010 at 3:41 PM.
I know why the caged bird sings

Bland versifying that cannot compare with Gerard Manley Hopkins 'daregale
skylark' poem on the same theme.

Steve Charters from New Zealand
Comment 145 of 554, added on August 19th, 2010 at 5:36 PM.
i know why the cadge bird sing

i all ways love this poem growing up with a disiblity i can so realte to
this in a way i still cant verbleize the coumputer has been the cadge door
that open an set me free to coummcte my thought better

stefanie from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
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