I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Questions and Answers
Discuss the significance of the title "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" in the context of the entire poem.
In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, how does Marguerite's relationship with her mother compare to her relationship with "Momma" (her grandmother)?
Maya Angelou begins I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings with a moment of public humiliation in the church. Why did she choose this scene in particular?
How does Mrs. Flowers’s lesson change the way Marguerite feels about books and words in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?
In what way does Maya Angelou describe “The Store”? Find an example of figurative language that helps to explain how she feels. Explain the example.
In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, why does Mrs. Flowers encourage Marguerite to listen to "mother wit"? multi-answer please help: 1.those contain wisdom passed down through generations. 2.she thinks Marguerite should have a better sense of humor. 3.she thinks Marguerite reads too many books. 4.she means that Marguerite should obey Momma better.
In Chapter 9 of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou writes: ""He (Bailey Sr.) arrived in front of the Store in a clean gray car (he must have stopped just outside of town to wipe it in preparation for the "grand entrance"). ..... And my seven-year-old world humpty-dumptied, never to be put back together again." Why does the reference to Humpty Dumpty fit so well? In other words, what does it mean and reflect about Angelou's world?
In "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," how did the family handle the identification of Mr. Freeman's assault on Maya?
On page 48 at the beginning of Chapter 8, Angelou writes: "Stamps, Arkansas, was Chitlin' Switch, Georgia; Hang 'Em High, Alabama; Don't Let the Sun Set on You Here, N****r, Mississippi; or any other name just as descriptive. " How were these names “descriptive”?
What is the implied meaning of "his bars of rage" in the poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou?
A quote in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings states “Momma intended to teach Bailey and me to use the paths of life that she and her generation and all the Negroes gone before had found, and found to be safe ones.” What is the path, and how did Angelou react to going down that path?
Trace Maya's relationship with Bailey. Does it change significantly over the course of the book? Why or why not?
What simile does Marguerite use to communicate her low self-esteem before she goes to Mrs. Flowers' house in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?
In chapter 15 of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, could you describe Mrs. Flowers using the text from page 93-94? Why is the narrator so embarrassed by her Momma's speech in the presence of Mrs. Flowers (Chapter 5)?
How might one best describe Mrs. Viola Cullinan, the white woman in whose service Margaret (Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) learned "the finer touches around the home"?
Why is language important to Mrs. Flowers in the excerpt “Mrs. Flowers” from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou? "Mrs. Flowers" http://www.delangehenderson.com/pdf/STARLits%20Titles/MrsFlowers.pdf http://cms-grade8-ela-reading-2010.wikispaces.com/file/view/hrsolution_mrsflowers.pdf
In the poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" what is the figurative language in the first two stanzas?
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