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    "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Historical ADENIKE -C-ADERIBIGBE ENC 1102 Professor Amanda Kirchner 10 February 2016…

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    The autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings works by singer, poet, writer, and actress Maya Angelou, it is one of the most widely read and taught book by an African American woman. The title of the book comes from Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem, "Sympathy." The connection of the poem with the novel is where a little persistence bird (Marguerite) struggles against the bars of the cage life barriers , but she gets up, she rises and pushes forward. Although I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings covers…

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, is the autobiography of a character named Marguerite, later known as Maya Angelou. The book takes the reader to Maya’s arrival in Stamps, Arkansas. Through the writer’s vivid portrayals of events, the reader experiences Maya’s insecurity, her love of family, her experiences which were so important in her growing up, and her visits to her mother and father. On one of these visits to her mother’s, Maya is assaulted by her mother’s boyfriend. The…

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    Maya Angelou, an African American woman who grew up in the 1930s and 40s, first published her story in 1969 and later the autobiographical movie about her book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was released. Starring in the movie as Maya, Bailey Jr., and Momma were Constance Good, John Driver, and Esther Rolle. The book and movie both tell the story of Angelou’s hard childhood while growing up an African American girl in the South and overcoming adversity. Born Marguerite Johnson, Angelou and…

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    Maya Angelou writes I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to inform the reader about how rough growing up as a “Unattractive” black child was. She writes the book using the themes of family, race to appearance, and the resistance toward racism that is shown multiple different time. She also uses multiple different symbols throughout the story like the store or the easter dress that her “Momma” makes her to support her themes. Maya supports her themes with the beautiful, intense writing styles that…

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    The book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is a autobiography of the early 17 years of Maya Angelou’s life. In the book Maya Angelou is Marguerite. Maya and her family encounter many different social issues for being an African American family living in the small town of Stamps, Arkansas. Although many book are inspiring nevertheless I know why the caged bird sings is the most inspiring book because she survived being a person of color,moving forward from being raped multiple…

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    Self-discovery is a journey many people reach through a range of different outlets. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou presents the evolution of a young, black girl who survived adversities. Marguerite Ann Johnson surmounts atrocious moments in her life with the emotional support of key figures. Momma’s reassurance, and of an upbringing with good morality to Marguerite provided an unsaid motherly love. Mother Dear’s carefree character allows Marguerite to become independent. Mrs.…

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    authors Maya Angelou and Alfred Uhry show us that real freedom is a state of mind which can only be obtained when one allows it for himself. There is no coincidence that it is the caged bird who sings, and not the free bird. In the poem “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou, the speaker goes back and forth between stanzas comparing the realities of a free bird to that of a caged bird. Seeing the bird who nonchalantly “dips his wings... in the orange sun rays,” in contrast with the…

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an autobiography writing by Maya Angelou. In this book she is narrating her life from when she was around 3 years old to when she is 17. Throughout the whole book Marg was trying to understand everything that was going on around her. Marg’s view on life is forced to change because of the challenges that she faces. In the beginning of the story we were introduced to a naïve yet also aware Marg. She was naïve to certain things…

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    The standard struggle of an eight year old girl is choosing which doll to play with, not choosing to hide her rape. Maya Angelou was cruelly molested and raped by her mother’s live-in boyfriend; he told her that if she told anyone what he did to her, he’d kill her brother. Maya was devastated into a withdrawn shell of herself. Eight years later and two thousand miles away, Angelou becomes pregnant with the child of a stranger (Angelou 77, 279). Parents object to the book “raising sexual issues…

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