An Analysis Of Maya Angelon's Caged Bird

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However , in “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelon she uses the phrase ‘Caged Bird’ as something scary and ‘free bird’ as freedom. For instance, Angelou points out in the second stanza and says “... his bars of rage, his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.” This quote signifies how he is stuck in the cage with discomfort and how he’s yelling out of anger. The bird is frightened, angry, and discomfortable and has no other options other than to stay in the cage. Furthermore, in the 3rd stanza it says “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of the things unknown.” The author implies that the bird is sad and dying of being caged for so long. Angelon points out “the caged bird sings” --- sings as in yelling and crying!

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