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.
Did you have another question regarding Chapter One of the text?
Marguerite's father sent the girls to his mother because he was unable to care for them.
Angelou says she "sopped aroundlike an old biscuit" while she was mute, the simile telling of her lack of drive and passion for life. But, she is brought out of her cocoon by Mrs. Flowers, who Angelou describes in glowing terms. Mrs. Flowers "had...