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    In "Caged Bird," Maya Angelou juxtaposes the ideas of a free bird and a caged bird to show the effects of oppression. Stanza one focuses on the free bird: A free bird leaps on the back of the...

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    The poem "Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou is filled with symbolism that conjures feelings of freedom and confinement. The juxtaposition of the stanzas creates a stark contrast between the "free bird"...

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    Maya Angelou's poem "Caged Bird" is full of avian metaphors and imagery. The poem itself is a metaphor for the limitations one experiences in a life of oppression. "Caged Bird" draws from Angelou's...

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    Maya Angelou’s 1983 poem “Caged Bird” compares the plight of a caged bird to the flight of a free bird. Many readers have interpreted Angelou’s poem as an extended metaphor with the caged...

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    Maya Angelou uses a myriad of poetic devices in "Caged Bird," including metaphor, rhyme, imagery, alliteration, personification, and repetition. In the poem, Angelou employs these poetic devices to...

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    We'd be reading into the poem too much if we said it's definitely about journeys. It's about freedom and captivity, the longing for freedom, the nature and effect of expressing an outcry, the...

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    In Maya Angelou’s poem “Caged Bird” she provides a juxtaposition a free bird’s life with that of a caged bird. The free bird symbolizes people who live in this world unencumbered by...

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    "Caged Bird" is a poem by Maya Angelou. It consists of six stanzas, of which two discuss the thoughts of the "free bird" and four the thoughts of the "caged bird." The poem is written in the third...

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    In Maya Angelou’s poem “Caged Bird” she creates a vivid image with the line “But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams.” This is a death image. The hopes and dreams of a whole race...

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    The theme of self-awareness is shown in the poem "Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou in that the poet highlights how this bird has a rage within itself. This rage is because this caged bird senses it is...

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    Angelou, like a "caged" bird, continues to "sing" and express herself, even though she is caught up in a oppressive situation. She is continually assailed by racism, violence, and poverty, many of...

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    The "caged bird" stands for none other than the oppressed blacks. Devoid of liberty and basic human rights, the blacks have led hellish lives, full of pains and sufferings, for centuries. Its song...

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    Maya Angelou’s poem “Caged Bird” is based on an earlier poem by an African American author by the name of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar, who lived from 1872–1906, was the son of parents who...

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    Angelou’s poem uses metaphor and juxtaposition to express the idea that freedom is a natural state and knowledge of this fact cannot be undone by any amount of oppression, imprisonment or...

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    At one moment the free bird is up in the sky and at the next it’s floating effortlessly down the gentle current of a river. And then again it takes off and pleases itself with the warmth of the...

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    When an author creates imagery, he or she uses words that create a mental picture in the reader's mind. Only sensory words can create mental images; therefore, imagery concerns any words or phrases...

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    This is a poem about the plight of captivity (and oppression) expressed as an emotional reality. The poem uses the metaphor of a physical cage as its principal vehicle to examine the nature of...

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    Maya Angelou’s “Caged Bird” is built around a metaphor that contrasts the condition of a free bird with a caged bird. There are several important things about the way this particular metaphor...

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    Certainly, there is a poignancy to this poem. Much like Paul Dunbar's poem, "Sympathy," in which he writes, "I know why the caged bird sings," Maya Angelou continues this motif of the caged bird...

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    Maya Angelou’s poem Caged Bird, like all poetry, makes use of several literary elements. A quick reading reveals the usual poetic emphasis on rhyme, metrical consistency, imagery, and...

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