For example, Maya’s marriage with Tosh was something she didn’t expect to happen or was necessarily looking for, but this failed relationship made a crucial impact on her which led her to the successful life she had later on. Since Maya was little, she was cautious about love and just the word itself made her anxious. In “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” she tells the story of receiving a Valentine’s Day card from a boy named Tommy Valdon. When
In two poems “Sympathy” written by Paul Laurence Dunbar and “Caged Bird” written by Maya Angelou talk about a poor bird that is trapped in a cage and wants to be free. It longs for everything that the free bird has but it cannot achieve it. In both of the poems, there is a use of comparisons between freedom and nature. It is also interpreted from the poems that the use of a song is a form of coping for the birds. Both of the birds sing for their freedom and sing through their pain.
In regards to Maya Angelou’s life she said, “If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die”("Maya Angelou Quotes" 2018). This was seen throughout her body of work. Maya was known for her eye catching work and the effort she put forth into it. She became known by writers and professionals, and was seen to be involved in the civil rights movement ( “Maya Angelou is born.” 2018). Maya Angelou has celebrated her diversity in life and work through poetry using clear repetition and symbolism.
Rhetorical Analysis: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings In her memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelo commemorates and admires strong independent black women and strives to become a well-educated woman herself. Through the use of visual imagery, Angelou describes Mrs. Flowers as a refined black woman to convey to the audience a feeling of pride and recognition for all sophisticated black women and a sense of empathy for Maya. Maya compares Mrs. Flowers to the “women in English novels” who had the luxury to sit “in front of roaring fireplaces” and drink “tea incessantly from silver trays” (93).
This line in the story occurred afterwards the investigators were eating the murder weapon (lamb), Mary Maloney was laughing at this moment which is bizarre and deranged behavior. The way she giggles at a time like this and did not show any sight of guilt at the loss of her husband shows how little she values and loves him. Thus Mary Maloney has commit unforgiveable crimes that cannot be overlooked. She firstly executed her husband, which she later dissembled, and then mocked highly respected officers and grocer that had been a pawn in Mary’s plan. Hence, Mary Maloney should face legal charges for her
I am going to explain what the author is saying about the power of names describing different quotes, and what each quote meant with Maya Angelou’s good deal about names. ‘’ In I know why the caged bird sings, Maya Angelou makes a statement about the power of names to similarities that other people would have, like the way people felt about being name called, and pronounced something that someone didn’t like at all. ‘’Momma Annie Henderson’’ Maya Angelou explains why Annie Henderson is called Momma, she is defined by an unstable faith in God, her loyalty to their community, and a deep love for everything she touches. Mayas and Baily’s parental grandmother. Momma is called Momma because she’s the one taking care of her grandchildren.
While visiting her mother in this time, her mother’s boyfriend raped her. Too afraid to tell anyone, Maya Angelou told her brother and in result her brother told their uncles. Their uncles killed her mother’s boyfriend out of rage, and this made Maya Angelou mute for five years until she met someone very important; Mrs. Flowers.
The last line of the poem is “for the caged bird sings for freedom” (Angelou) this tells us that the caged bird yearns to be like the free bird. Angelou uses several descriptive images for the reader to be able to envision her words: bird, winds, floats and sky for freedom because the free bird has power, as “he soars in the sky” (Angelou) and clipped wings, tied feet and cage for confinement because the caged bird is oppressed as “caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown.”(Angelou) The caged bird never loses hope that he will one day be free, so he