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Comment 114 of 554, added on February 11th, 2008 at 10:07 PM.

i loved this poem it help me understand things in life

cinnamon jackson
Comment 113 of 554, added on February 11th, 2008 at 2:59 PM.

i luv thiz peom only thing bout it iz that i dont understand thiz poem u
need a little mo details so that mean u need to rewrite thiz poem so that
people can understand it mo

jasman williams from United States
Comment 112 of 554, added on December 10th, 2007 at 5:11 PM.

This poem is one of my greatest admirations. It is simply moving.It is
wonderful how she gives the peom such extravagent energy. Using the bird to
emphasise her point is somewhat genius!

Paco from Spain
Comment 111 of 554, added on September 16th, 2007 at 9:24 PM.

well done maya well done..if your goal was to raise awareness and spread
your caged bird's message..rest assured you have done that..thanks to your
insightful poem you have made sure that you are not the only one who knows
why the caged bird sings..well done

Shane Ninai from Papua New Guinea
Comment 110 of 554, added on September 16th, 2007 at 9:13 PM.

This poem is yet another testement to the literary genius of Maya
Angelou..one must applaude her use of metaphors, rhyme and assonance as
Diego said her use of AAAB was purely masterful..one could not miss the
deeper meaning in the poem..freedom, equality, segregation, prjudice,
racism, captivity alienation is this not why Maya's caged bird
sings..thanks to this poem i have developed a deeper understanding towards
the plight of the many minority groups that fought for deserved freedom
during the Civil Rights Movement..

Shane Ninai
Comment 109 of 554, added on August 30th, 2007 at 9:52 PM.

i think this poem is really facinating that it opens my eyes and it
inspires me in various ways now id rather spend my days outside my house
rather than being caged up in my house like the caged bird.

Abdul Hazim Abdul HAmid and Ann from Brunei Darussalam, Negara
Comment 108 of 554, added on July 21st, 2007 at 8:41 AM.

This is a very wonderful poem. You may admire it more after you have read
Maya's biography. Her biography will prove that it is the sound from her

Wasim from Pakistan
Comment 107 of 554, added on June 20th, 2007 at 10:44 AM.

This poem is like no other, because only one person can write such poems
in a way that puts you in the poem. Makes you a part of the poem tells you
who you are and where you coming from. Its a gift to touch with out
touching to heal broken hearts and to love those who you dont know. This
poem is price less.

Rasheed Watson

Rasheed from United States
Comment 106 of 554, added on May 8th, 2007 at 12:32 PM.

This poem is very touching. It's about an honest story of a black girl
talking about her early life. As a girl from the rural South, she
experiences poverty, racism, and a lot of ignorance.

Tara Alizadeh from United States
Comment 105 of 554, added on May 8th, 2007 at 2:41 PM.

Maya Angelou is a very well know Poet of our time. Her writings of poetry
are indeed outstand. This poem is beautiful and the flow of the words
relaxing. Thank You Maya for writing and teaching poets the magic of
writing words...

twinklewriter from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: I know why the caged bird sings
Added: Feb 27 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 8 2007

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