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Comment 44 of 544, added on May 20th, 2005 at 1:56 PM.

Thank you for bringing out why "we" the caged birds sing.
You have been an inspiration to me and opened my eyes in so many ways. I
look for your books only now that I have read two f your books.

Molin Kadirire from Zimbabwe
Comment 43 of 544, added on May 20th, 2005 at 8:46 AM.

This poem was very inspirational to me. I absolutely loved it. All of
Mayas work is excellent and if you haven't read her other poems you should,
just google her and you'll find lots of poems that can be very
inspirational to you.

Mikara from United States
Comment 42 of 544, added on May 19th, 2005 at 7:12 PM.

Well Well Well, its about time someone said that... thanks nat. Though I
do disagree with you. Just because a poem may be about something bad or
sad it doesnt stop the poem's (or poets, if you know what i mean)
greatness. This is a wonderfull poem and I think that Maya is a great and
insperational person. what happened to her was terrible and not one person
can fix it... but I think that Maya does a pretty damn good job of writting
poems about that experience that everyone can truely feel.
You rock Maya Angelou... your and insperation to all thoughs who need

Love Keith

Keith from United States
Comment 41 of 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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 544, 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 544, added on May 1st, 2005 at 1:51 PM.

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

Paige Hardy from United States
Comment 35 of 544, 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

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: I know why the caged bird sings
Added: Feb 27 2004
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