I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Discuss the significance of the title "I know why the caged bird sings " in context of the entire poem

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The title and the poem are significant because Maya sees herself as the "caged bird" in the poem. She is surrounded by bars, and the book itself is the song she sings. As a girl, she was angry by her inability to move, and this novel tells the story of her path to the freedom she found through education, poetry, and literature.


I know Why the Caged Bird Sings