A caged bird could be any group of oppressed people. As you study examples of metaphors poetry, focus on the lasting benefits of becoming a metaphor master. Metaphor: The entire poem is a metaphor, with the caged bird representing those who have not freedom. She felt that in some ways, she was still experiencing slavery. It's not hard to that when Angelou adopts Dunbar's phrase, she's calling her young self a caged bird. The free bird thinks of another breeze And the trade winds soft through The sighing trees And the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright Lawn and he names the sky his own. Maya has a hard time at one school, and then transfers to George Washington High School, which has only three black students.
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom. The novel discusses various forms of oppression that she had to face as well cope with them. Through her poem, she also illustrates the nature of both freedom and captivity by creating a stark contrast between the two using birds as the metaphor. The poem and the autobiographies have the same message to put across. Angelou, with the metaphor of birds, represents the inequality of justice seen in the society of her time which differentiates between the African-American community and its White American counterpart. It also represents several thoughts, themes and ideas. Angelou also wrote an autobiography with this same title,.
Maya is determined not to spend the night in that town, so she decides to drive them down the mountain, though she does not know how to drive. He chooses to sing for freedom as this is the only kind of freedom that is available to him. It alludes to the fact that, how the colored races are treated in comparison to the whites. It desires with all its heart to escape its plight. In the opening stanza, the author paints a picture of nature where birds are free to fly and live.
Then, she and Bailey are sent back to Stamps, perhaps because of Maya's muteness. Maya Angelou made literary history being the very first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman. Although the poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has no definitive rhyme scheme, it creates the illusion of rhyme with the clever use of consonance. The depression hits Stamps, and leads to difficulty making ends meet. Maya is livid, as are most of the people in the; it crushes the celebratory spirit of the ceremony, and reminds them that their lives are already set out for them.
Maya feels a part of the black community for possibly the first time. The book is interesting in the importance it places on literacy and language itself, and therefore examines various kinds of writing and poetry, from Shakespeare to Dickens to Langston Hughes. This writing is profound and vivid. But, a few weeks later, she finds out that she is pregnant. Maya feels sorry for her, and decides to talk to her. Maya has a good time there, but her father disappears; he finally makes his way back, very drunk, and falls asleep in the backseat of the car.
So far, the brighter hope forecast for the trapped bird in the poem has continued to be realized in the world today. So she does what she can, singing her song, and by the end of the novel, she's a little bit closer to freedom. They are stripped of their fundamental rights to act their will or go any places they want to. Freeman's lawyer asks Maya whether Mr. At first, she doesn't even know what freedom is, but she understands that her life is not the one she wants.
This may be one of the loneliest periods in Angelou's life, but in some ways, it made her stronger and more able to survive in the white's world, even though it was a terrible ordeal. Cullinan finally calls her by her real name. The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own. But no matter how many times these forces push against her, she continues to fight back. She eventually left Arkansas to live with her mother and attend high school in California, where she also worked as the first black streetcar employee in San Francisco.
Freeman molests Maya one morning, and she is stunned by the experience. It struggles so much that it begins to bleed and needs to stop, but once its wounds are healed, it tries again. Wings are associated with flight, which in turn is associated with freedom. His condition is worse than a nightmare. Taylor's body, how strong and how final death is, and this has a profound effect on her. Maya finally decides to drop Mrs.
She is, metaphorically, subjected to oppression and injustice. Joyce begins to hang about the store to be around Bailey; Bailey begins to steal things for Joyce, who is poor. She was a poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director. Just like the caged bird sang for freedom, Maya wrote poems and autobiographies asking for freedom and equal treatment. At sixteen, she hides her pregnancy from her mother and stepfather for eight months and graduates from high school.
The touching refrains enhance the optimistic attitude of the poet. Then, Bailey meets , a girl 4 years older than him he is 11, she is 15. She published ten best selling books and numerous magazine articles earning her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations. The caged bird is seen to be angry with its situation. In those times, this fear is justified. He enjoys flying through the that blows through the trees.