The Question and Answer section for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This chapter shows the belief in ghosts and spirits that is also common in this very religious community. The storm serves to highten the atmosphere of these stories.
Marguerite's "assignment" is to read books aloud and to make each sentence sound in as many different ways as possible. Marguerite also must memorize a poem and then recite it.