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

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Comment 19 of 519, added on February 17th, 2005 at 5:30 PM.

I reallyliked your poem.It was very butifull are you sad in the poem itwas

jessica flores from United States
Comment 18 of 519, added on February 16th, 2005 at 10:17 PM.

My step-daughter has to do a essay on the caged bird, I read it once and
didnt really read it, but know she has to memorize it for a presentation,
so she says it outloud over and over and every time i hear it it makes me
think of the courage this woman had to pull through and to be that caged
bird no longer.. TO BE Free!!!

crystal from United States
Comment 17 of 519, added on February 15th, 2005 at 6:13 AM.

That poem is so inspirational, it makes me feel like im in a shore on the
beach watching the waves flow and hearing the song sung in my head. I feel
so, so, good, i really cant describe the feeling. Its like when you take a
deep breath and you exhale slowly while you are day-dreaming romantically.

KaguyaHime from Canada
Comment 16 of 519, added on February 11th, 2005 at 2:44 PM.

Here is a poem I wrote after reading '...Caged Bird...'

Golden sunrise...morning dew glistens...the serenity of silence. A song
bird shatters the calm like a sledge hammer through a plate glass window.
I grab my .22 and fire...silence once more. The glory of the sunrise.

Rod Rippke from United States
Comment 15 of 519, added on February 5th, 2005 at 2:44 PM.

I know now why Mya Angelou is held in such high asteam.After Reading her
accoplishments and poetry my breath is taken away.I thank God for putting a
person like Maya on this earth. For us to benefit from Her wisdom and
talent,She is undoubtly an icon in our midst to be cherished forver.Stay
well, Mya Angelou.

joanne joyce from Canada
Comment 14 of 519, added on January 29th, 2005 at 6:10 PM.

I am a 8 year old girl and I did one of Maya Angelous poems called (Don,t
Quit) it was the bomb.

Imani from United States
Comment 13 of 519, added on January 28th, 2005 at 4:23 PM.

This poem makes me fearful yet it is inspiring. I felt suffacated when I
read about the caged bird. My throat felt closed as though I couldn't
breathe. But, the fact that though caged basically enslaven, it could
still sing is encouraging. I'll keep these words near to me to remind me
of the freedoms that I take for granted everyday. It's a reminder to be
grateful to God for my today and to humbly remember our yesterdays.

MeShea from United States
Comment 12 of 519, added on January 27th, 2005 at 2:25 PM.

Dear Ms. Angelou: I read your poem and re-read it and then I sent a copy of
it to my youngest son who recently became incarcerated. Upon visiting him a
bunch of young men stood up and said Ms Fava thank you for that poem..Your
son read it to us and then we put it up on the wall by the tv..those words
inspire, make us think and make us cry..We realize we are so like the caged
bird just wanting to be free again and appreciate those things in life we
never noticed..So Ms. Angelou I want you to know many young incarcerated
men in Schenectady County have been blessed by your poem...A grateful

Lucinda Fava from United States
Comment 11 of 519, added on January 27th, 2005 at 1:25 PM.

I am in ninth grade and i donot read very much poetry. but this is a
very good poem and it hocks you in. i like this poem alot.

douglas gray from United States
Comment 10 of 519, added on January 17th, 2005 at 3:52 AM.

hello i'm a boy from the netherlands and i have to write an essay about a
poem. I chose this poem because i really like it.
but i dont know how to analyse it, can someone help me?
and give me some information about the black experience?

thanks in advance


lord_lau from Netherlands

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Poet: Maya Angelou
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Added: Feb 27 2004
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