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Comment 110 of 550, 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 550, 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 550, 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 550, 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 550, 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 550, 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
Comment 104 of 550, added on May 8th, 2007 at 3:23 AM.

the bird is the poet himself i guess, how nice

yann from France
Comment 103 of 550, added on April 13th, 2007 at 8:08 PM.

I love this poem it is so nice

Jessica from United States
Comment 102 of 550, added on April 13th, 2007 at 11:38 AM.

Those poems that you write are so interesting and I hope you write for ever
those beautiful poems.

Pedro Quirino from United States
Comment 101 of 550, added on April 9th, 2007 at 12:25 PM.

It's kind of obvious what this poem is talking about.. Prejudice,
Discrimination, Racism, Fight for Freedom, Longing for freedom, Human
rights, I mean really if you just read it, it would all come to you and I
think this is really un-necessary because (forgive me) only an idiot
wouldn't understand what this poem is about! I mean just read it!!And Brain
you've really made a lot of effort to comment and I really admire what
you've written but I'd like to thank Philip for giving me ideas for my
essay =) thnx a lot

Zoey from Italy

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Poet: Maya Angelou
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Poem of the Day: May 8 2007

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