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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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Published by Bantam Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Literary,
  • People of Color,
  • Biography / Autobiography

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7821504M
ISBN 100553237799
ISBN 109780553237795

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  In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first autobiographical book by Maya Angelou, the acclaimed author gives readers a profound education about the lives of black people in the American South during the u not only reveals the ways she and the other African-American citizens of Stamps, AK, were constantly degraded, demoralized, and 5/5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of Maya Angelou's seven autobiographies, is an engaging and remarkable memoir. It is the story of Maya (Marguerite) from the age of three until sixteen (along with her one-year older brother, Bailey Jr.)/5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of seven autobiographical works by Maya Angelou, published in The book chronicles her life from age 3 through recounting a traumatic childhood that included rape and racism. It is one of the most widely read and taught books by an African American woman. What is the significance of the opening scene of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings? The first lines of the book are two lines of a poem Maya tries to recite in church on Easter Sunday: “What are you looking at me for? I didn’t come to stay” These lines correspond to two main issues she struggles with throughout her childhood.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has numerous historical, cultural, and political allusions. Joe Louis is just one example of a famous person mentioned in the book. Katina Paxinou and Kay Francis are other celebrities alluded to, and even the Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata Salazar receives a nod.   About I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – review The first volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography is proof of her inner strength and a testament to the power of words Anita SethiAuthor: Anita Sethi.   Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide/5().

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” is the first in a seven-volume series of autobiographies by the American author and poet, Maya Angelou in Angelou began the book when she was challenged by her friend, fellow author James Baldwin and editor Robert Loomis to write an autobiography that would also function as a piece of literature. Defying the Odds(A Book Review of Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)The first volume in a five part nonfiction autobiography series, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings chronicles Maya Angelou’s coming-of-age in the segregated South during the ’s.“If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the . Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Bates, Rheanna. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Themes". GradeSaver, 3 March Web. Study Guide Navigation. About I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Summary. Quotes and Analysis. Summary And Analysis. Introduction - Chapter 6. Symbols, Allegory and Motifs. Metaphors and Similes.