I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Imagery descriptive language in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

Look for examples of imagery, descriptive language that appeals to the five senses, in both the short story and the poem.

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Examples of Imagery:

“The lamplight in the Store gave a soft make-believe feeling to our world which made me want to whisper and walk about on tiptoe.”

The dirt of the girls’ cotton dresses continued on their legs, feet, arms and faces to make them all of a piece. Their greasy uncolored hair hung down, uncombed, with a grim finality. I knelt to see them better, to remember them for all time. The tears that had slipped down my dress left unsurprising dark spots, and made the front yard blurry and even more unreal. The world had taken a deep breath and was having doubts about continuing to revolve.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings